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ISO 52000 leads the way on clean energy building solutions

4. September 2017 - 11:54
If you want to find major emitters of global carbon dioxide, look no further than your city’s skyline. Buildings account for more than one-third of all final energy consumption and half of global electricity...

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...

Talking about my generation

4. September 2017 - 10:41
Over the course of its seventy-year history, ISO has undergone a remarkable transformation, keeping pace with, and redefining its role in, a fast-changing world. But how have personal attitudes and responsibilities...

The rise of being “social”

4. September 2017 - 10:41
The social responsibility movement started with debates about corporations having a responsibility to society – it is now recognized that people, planet and profit are mutually inclusive. Since these early...

Why the future belongs to standards

4. September 2017 - 10:41
A quick glance at the accelerating technological change over recent years, and the subsequent upheavals, could be enough to make us all fear for the future of the global economy. However, there are good...

Economists have reasons to be cheerful

4. September 2017 - 10:41
ISOfocus sat down with renowned economist and economics consultant Simon Baptist to discuss the state of our global economy. What he says seems to very much support – encourage, even – the widespread use...

ISO’s moments and milestones in the latest ISOfocus

4. September 2017 - 10:41
“Bringing more countries and sectors into widespread use of International Standards will be useful,” says Global Chief Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Simon&nbspBaptist in the latest...

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...