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ISO 26000 in the post-2015 development agenda

2. August 2017 - 13:44
In January 2016, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into effect. Now, the eyes of the world are on solutions to guide international development and cooperation for the 17 initiatives (goals)...

New ISO standard on video fire detectors will help save lives

13. July 2017 - 16:13
Early detection of fire and smoke are essential to save lives, property and the environment. Modern technology such as video fire detectors, especially in some high-risk places like tunnels, oil and gas...

Improving the customer experience with new standards for call centres just published

11. July 2017 - 9:48
We all know the frustration of phoning a call centre, only to be put on hold for an interminable amount of time or taken through a long and complex series of options before arriving at a dead end. And...

Why the future belongs to standards

10. July 2017 - 16:21
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...

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

10. July 2017 - 15:58
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...

ISO’s moments and milestones in the latest ISOfocus

10. July 2017 - 12:04
“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...

Economists have reasons to be cheerful

10. July 2017 - 12:00
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...

Silent game changers of the tech revolution

10. July 2017 - 11:56
We can no longer envision a world without computers or the Internet, but in 2017 this is old news.  Much more exciting developments are in the pipeline. From virtual reality to artificial intelligence, ...

Talking about my generation

10. July 2017 - 11:54
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”

10. July 2017 - 11:53
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...

Measuring the carbon footprint of buildings in a simple way

7. July 2017 - 11:22
There are hundreds of millions of individual buildings in the world, each presenting multiple and diverse energy needs. Even though most countries have introduced policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions...

ISO 52000 leads the way on clean energy building solutions

7. July 2017 - 9:42
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...

How the Internet of Things will change our lives

4. July 2017 - 14:35
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to change our world. And while we are starting to see its incredible impact, we are still very much at the beginningof the transformational journey. Here’s a...

ICAOʼs flight plan takes off

28. June 2017 - 11:52
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...

Smart city concept model published

26. June 2017 - 15:15
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...

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

22. June 2017 - 9:17
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...

New ISO handbook brings environmental management to SMEs

15. June 2017 - 10:39
Implementing an environmental management system can be challenging for small businesses. ISO’s new handbook has been designed to assist SMEs in improving their environmental performance using ISO 14001.

ISO 50001 highlighted as key tool for climate action at Clean Energy Ministerial

14. June 2017 - 9:51
With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, the revision of ISO 50001 on energy management systems was given a major boost at the recently concluded Clean Energy...

Getting back to nature on World Environment Day

2. June 2017 - 11:00
Where would we be without nature? It is our life force, our source of survival. This year’s World Environment Day is focused on “connecting people to nature”, inviting us to think about how we are a part...