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Latest ISOfocus brings benefits of ageing

7. March 2017 - 9:48
If you think “aged”, “senior” and “elderly” are negative buzzwords, think again! Businesses, large and small, have begun to use the ageing market as a lens through which to view their strategic plans,...

How to adapt to ageing societies

7. March 2017 - 9:46
The growing average age of populations is not always a burden on society, it can be a rewarding opportunity to enrich communities and our world as a whole. Increasingly, governments and local authorities...

Robots to the rescue!

7. March 2017 - 9:45
It won’t be long before robots become a normal part of our everyday lives. Soon, our mobile companions will provide everything from coaching to communication to companionship, keeping us independent as...

Enjoy retirement thanks to ISO 9001

7. March 2017 - 9:45
Supporting our seniors and helping them to maintain an independent lifestyle has been ACPPAʼs mission for over 30 years. To substantiate its approach, the not-for-profit Group that manages care homes and...

The silver economy

7. March 2017 - 9:45
Eighty is the new 20! A demographic shift is creating the so-called “silver” economy and a new and powerful consumer class. Here, we look at how new products and services meet the needs and expectations...

Better business together - the next step in collaborative working

1. March 2017 - 12:40
Together we can do more, so the saying goes. Collaboration with other organizations or people can be a powerful tool to achieve great things in business. A new standard has just been published to help...

ISO 31000 revision moves towards a clearer and more concise text

28. February 2017 - 14:06
ISO 31000:2009 on risk management is intended for people who create and protect value in an organization by managing risks, making decisions, setting and achieving objectives and improving performance....

ISO celebrates 70 years

23. February 2017 - 15:43
2017 is ISO's 70th anniversary! The ISO story began in 1946 when delegates from 25 countries gathered in London to discuss the future of standardization. A year later, on 23 February 1947, ISO officially...

ISO celebrates 70 years

23. February 2017 - 15:43
2017 is ISO's 70th anniversary! The ISO story began in 1946 when delegates from 25 countries gathered in London to discuss the future of standardization. A year later, on 23 February 1947, ISO officially...

Date and time: the new draft of ISO 8601 explained by Klaus-Dieter Naujok

23. February 2017 - 10:50
Standardization is a truly international activity, and I've been lucky to have worked with more nationalities than I can remember. But, that said, my first business meeting with a German remains etched...

ISOfocus flies high in the latest issue on aviation

22. February 2017 - 15:17
Flying is more popular than it has ever been. Once seen as a luxury that only a privileged few could afford, air travel has become a genuine form of mass transport over the past few decades.

New ISO standard for the safe bunkering of LNG-fuelled ships

17. February 2017 - 14:06
Some ships in northern Europe have been using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their fuel source for over a decade, with an extremely good safety record. But as the use of LNG-fuelled vessels spreads to...

New ISO specification for better management of animal welfare worldwide

16. February 2017 - 17:59
Protecting an animal’s welfare means providing for its physical and mental needs. The farming of animals is no longer just seen as a means of food production but as an ethical concern.

Making it all add up - International Standards for quantities and units are under revision

16. February 2017 - 16:46
When is a kilogramme a kilogramme? How do you accurately measure the spectrum of light? How do you correctly measure in thermodynamics? Consistency in quantities and units is essential for accurate measurement...

Enhancing traceability with a new ISO project committee

14. February 2017 - 18:34
How do you know that your bottle of champagne is the real McCoy? That your boots were really made in Italy or that your milk is indeed pasteurized? Traceability – known as chain of custody – is important...

New committee on organizational governance

10. February 2017 - 12:57
How transparent is an organization? Where is it headed? How is it managed? These are all questions that relate to governance, the system by which an organization is directed, controlled and held accountable...

How technology is shaping our skies

10. February 2017 - 12:14
From fly-by-wire to supersonic and hypersonic, technology is heralding a new age of air travel. And with the number of air passengers set to rocket over the coming decades, how are aircraft shaping up...

The future of airports

10. February 2017 - 12:14
Development of airport infrastructure has lagged behind travel growth. Traffic at some major airports is already exceeding planned capacity while other airports are starting to experience congestion. With...

Making dreams fly: the Solar Impulse story

4. February 2017 - 14:12
Solar Impulse made history by circumnavigating the entire world using only solar energy. The daring designers of electric aircraft have made a lot of progress recently and such experimental models will...

ICAOʼs flight plan takes off

4. February 2017 - 14:12
Air transport has become essential to our global society. In fact, it would be difficult to envisage a world without aviation. Here, Fang Liu, Secretary-General of ICAO, looks at the industryʼs recent...