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All aboard for quality rail!

11. September 2017 - 11:04
Taking quality management a step further in the rail industry can lead to only one destination: better and safer trains. A recently published ISO technical specification promises to help keep the world’s...

Why intelligent supply chains will rule the world

11. September 2017 - 11:00
Global freight transport is a key component in the trade of goods and materials, but new demands on the transport network are creating fresh challenges for data. Transport companies are endeavouring to...

ISO/IEC 17025 moves to final stage of revision

6. September 2017 - 14:47
Calibration as well as testing and analysing a sample is the daily practice of more than 60 000 laboratories worldwide, but how can they reassure customers about the reliability of their results?

All aboard: a new standard helps to keep the trains on time

4. September 2017 - 11:49
Whether it is due to the wrong type of leaf on the tracks, staff on strike or signal problems, train delays are, for many of us, a part of life (except if you live in Switzerland!). However, guidelines...

Robots to the rescue!

4. September 2017 - 10:41
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...

ISO 31000 revision moves towards a clearer and more concise text

1. September 2017 - 16:40
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....

Common terminology for information security management just revised

1. September 2017 - 16:40
All information held and processed by an organization is subject to the risks of attack, error and natural disaster, and other vulnerabilities inherent to its use. Information security is therefore at...

ISO 45001 on occupational health and safety has been approved for Draft International Standard public consultation

1. September 2017 - 16:40
ISO 45001, one of the world's much anticipated standards for occupational health and safety (OHS), has been approved as a Draft International Standard.

Anti-bribery standard reaches voting stage

1. September 2017 - 16:40
Despite numerous national laws and international agreements designed to fight it, bribery remains a destructive and economy-eroding malaise. But a new ISO standard aims to help.

Mutua Madrileña's energy management strategy

1. September 2017 - 16:40
When one of Spain's largest insurance groups decided to implement ISO 50001 on energy management systems, it knew that it would be no small feat. But with 23 buildings comprising a surface area of 208 000...

ISO celebrates 70 years

1. September 2017 - 16:18
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...

Smart city concept model published

30. August 2017 - 11:55
Ten years ago, the United Nations announced that the human race had reached a tipping point. 2007 marked the year that more than 50 % of the world’s population lived in cities. Today, that proportion is...

Precision farming takes off

29. August 2017 - 16:29
Companies created quite a buzz this year with the announcement that their plans to use drones to deliver packages are becoming a reality. As the technology continues to evolve, the number of users of,...

Putting waste to good use

29. August 2017 - 16:29
Wastewater irrigation is an economical and high-in-nutrients option for even the poorest farmers. But, if untreated, the consequences for our health and the environment can be catastrophic. Discover the...

The future of farming

29. August 2017 - 16:29
The challenge of how we’ll feed the exploding world population in the future – in a sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way – is seeding an agricultural revolution. Welcome to farming...

Fonterra’s quest for sustainable dairy nutrition

29. August 2017 - 16:29
Are you among the one billion people around the world who enjoy the nutritional benefits of dairy from Fonterra and wonder how sustainable dairy production is? The latest ISOfocus interview with Carolyn...

Moving ahead with ISO 45001 for safety and health at work

29. August 2017 - 15:42
Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the ideal time to consider a new International Standard due out early next year – ISO 45001 – ISO’s first standard for occupational health and safety...

A better designed workplace with ISO standards

29. August 2017 - 15:42
Depression and mental health conditions are on the rise globally. Affecting more than 300 million people of all ages across the world, depression causes immense suffering to people and their families,...

The silver economy

29. August 2017 - 15:42
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...

Security toolbox protects organizations from cyber-attacks

29. August 2017 - 15:42
Cyber-attacks are among the greatest risks an organization can face. Having standards and systems in place to keep information safe has therefore never been more important than in today's digital world....

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