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Furthering sustainable tourism on world tourism day

15. November 2017 - 12:01
As one of the world’s biggest economic sectors, tourism affects virtually all of us. Not only does it currently represent 7 % of the world’s exports in goods and services, generating USD 4 billion a day...

New handbook helps medical devices sector improve its quality management system

15. November 2017 - 11:29
The medical devices industry is one of the most highly regulated sectors in the world. Significant quality systems and product requirements must be satisfied to ensure the medical devices produced are...

Unearthing the potential of autonomous mining with ISO 17757

15. November 2017 - 9:04
Every year, well over a million people are killed in road traffic accidents. In almost all cases, these deaths occur due to crashes where human error was a significant factor. And while technology has...

IEC, ISO and ITU receive Primetime Emmy Award for excellence in video engineering

14. November 2017 - 12:04
The US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded an Emmy for outstanding achievement in engineering to the expert group responsible for “High Efficiency Video Coding”, the video compression standard...

IEC, ISO and ITU receive Primetime Emmy Award for excellence in video engineering

14. November 2017 - 12:04
The US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded an Emmy for outstanding achievement in engineering to the expert group responsible for “High Efficiency Video Coding”, the video compression standard...

Talking about my generation

14. November 2017 - 12:04
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...

ISO’s moments and milestones in the latest ISOfocus

13. November 2017 - 11:11
“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...

ISO’s moments and milestones in the latest ISOfocus

13. November 2017 - 11:11
“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...

Silent game changers of the tech revolution

13. November 2017 - 11:10
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, if...

Measuring the carbon footprint of buildings in a simple way

13. November 2017 - 10:59
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...

Measuring the carbon footprint of buildings in a simple way

13. November 2017 - 10:59
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...

Economists have reasons to be cheerful

13. November 2017 - 10:57
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...

Missing persons and refugees – a new target for standardization?

13. November 2017 - 10:57
By the end of 2016, over 65.6 million people worldwide were uprooted from their homes by conflict and persecution. Not only has this resulted in human suffering for those fleeing, but it has also created...

The rise of being “social”

13. November 2017 - 10:51
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...

The rise of being “social”

13. November 2017 - 10:51
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...

International Standards demonstrate benefits of international cooperation, says German minister

9. November 2017 - 10:34
“The success of International Standards is a good example of the benefits international cooperation can bring,” said Brigitte Zypries, the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, at the...

Pushing the tourism limits

9. November 2017 - 10:31
All tourism activities of whatever motivation – holidays, business travel, conferences, adventure travel and ecotourism – are giving the industry a big boost. Today, tourism is one of the world’s fastest...

Setting standards for good governance in the latest ISOfocus

8. November 2017 - 13:52
Abuse of office for private gains. Trust undermined. Poor governance can have disastrous consequences. It can also threaten market integrity, distort competition and endanger economic development.

Keep calm – the first rule of business continuity

8. November 2017 - 13:44
Some things are hard to predict. And others are unlikely. In business, as in life, both can happen at the same time, catching us off guard. The consequences can cause major disruption, which makes proper...

Buying for a better world

8. November 2017 - 13:44
Picture a world where every product and appliance is environmentally friendly, where every supermarket item is fair trade, where corruption is an urban myth and poverty a long-distant memory. Hard to imagine?...

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