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Reducing carbon footprint made easier with new International Standard

22. August 2018 - 15:20
We are all suffocating in the heat of global warming, as the recent European heatwave lays testament to – and it may soon become the norm. A study showed that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise...

ISO 50001 for energy management gets a boost

21. August 2018 - 9:18
Reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency are at the forefront of the global climate change agenda. ISO 50001, the flagship International Standard for improving energy performance, has...

Ready for lift-off: first international guidelines for small spacecraft just published

16. August 2018 - 9:17
Space is all the rage, so it seems. The number of small spacecraft – including satellites – being manufactured has rocketed in recent years, and future forecasts are equally explosive. The first-ever internationally...

Fresh changes in the pipeline

10. August 2018 - 19:51
Ageing wastewater systems are under threat from growing populations, urbanization, pollution and climate change, not to mention human behaviour. However, despite these challenges and fears for health and...

You’re hired! Finding the best for the job with new ISO guidelines

9. August 2018 - 9:12
An organization’s greatest asset is its employees, but the impact that new recruits have on a company’s success is sometimes less clear. Or is it? New international guidelines have just been published...

New draft of ISO 50001 energy management standard

8. August 2018 - 20:33
Since 2011, organizations have been able to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption, thanks to ISO...

ISO publishes powerful new tool to combat bribery

8. August 2018 - 20:24
A new business tool designed to fight bribery is now published. ISO 37001 is the first international anti-bribery management system standard designed to help organizations combat bribery risk in their...

Anchors away: ISO guidelines for lifeboat safety just updated

3. August 2018 - 12:32
With more people heading out to sea over summer, safety onboard – and overboard – is under the spotlight. International guidelines for the effectiveness of sea anchors for rescue boats have just been updated.

Improving customer satisfaction with updated ISO series of standards

25. July 2018 - 9:45
We all know that retaining loyal, happy customers is the key to any successful business, but the fickle consumer world is not always easy to please. A series of guidelines has just been published, bringing...

Getting upgraded: newly improved guidelines for testing machine-readable passports just out

24. July 2018 - 9:56
Passports have come a long way since the days of clunky hand-written books and long(er) immigration queues. These days, the technology is as slick as the security is strict. Ensuring machine-readable passports...

Cultivating growth in Nigeria

23. July 2018 - 16:22
Agricultural products are the base of the Nigerian economy, supplying food for the Nigerian people as well as valuable cash crops for export to other countries. These days, the agricultural sector is developing...

The key ingredient in food safety

23. July 2018 - 16:22
As Quality Manager at KMC, the Danish-based food ingredients company, Marianne Dam is responsible for the maintenance and updating of KMC quality systems and certifications. Here, she explains how ISO...

The revision of ISO 22000 on food management moves one step further

19. July 2018 - 16:40
Revision is ongoing for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems, which has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage. The revised standard will incorporate a new core structure as well...

Guidance on quality plans just updated

18. July 2018 - 12:02
In order to effectively transform business ideas into actions, you need a plan. A quality plan. Guidance on how to create one has just been updated, providing a powerful tool to complement any quality...

Reducing the risks of information security breaches with ISO/IEC 27005

16. July 2018 - 12:29
In our hyper-connected, technology driven world, data breaches and cyber-attacks remain a significant threat to organizations, and a lack of awareness of the risks is often to blame1). A newly revised...

New standards for testing infant formula just published

10. July 2018 - 10:12
Amongst the most heavily regulated and tested food products in the world, infant formula, and formulas for special medical purposes, come with rigorously checked nutritional labelling to ensure they are...

Delivering a safer world

6. July 2018 - 12:04
A common expectation of improved safety in almost all aspects of our lives, from safer workplaces, to safer consumer products and food, highlights an important role for accreditation.

Celebrating constant evolution on World Metrology Day

6. July 2018 - 11:15
The SI system of international units of measurement is constantly adapting to the latest technology and scientific discoveries.

Stronger cities for the future: a new set of International Standards just out

6. July 2018 - 9:06
The populations of most world cities are growing fast, and with it come challenges and opportunities for keeping citizens safe and well. New International Standards for measuring and improving the performance...

Improving health with new standards for cleaner cookstoves

5. July 2018 - 11:49
Each year, millions of lives are adversely affected by smoke released from cooking on open fires or simple stoves fuelled by wood, charcoal and dung. The much-awaited series of international guidelines...