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Cocoa fever – the food of the gods gets a quality check

25. January 2018 - 10:48
It is one of the world’s favourite ingredients, particularly during the festive season, yet no two cocoa beans are the same. ISO’s International Standard for cocoa quality has recently been updated, just...

The second-hand market gets a new ISO standard to protect consumers

25. January 2018 - 10:47
The second-hand economy is booming with more and more consumers buying used goods. How can we be sure that the second-hand baby crib we buy won’t cause injury or harm? Purchasing used products can bring...

The second-hand market gets a new ISO standard to protect consumers

25. January 2018 - 10:47
The second-hand economy is booming with more and more consumers buying used goods. How can we be sure that the second-hand baby crib we buy won’t cause injury or harm? Purchasing used products can bring...

What makes a food ingredient “natural”?

25. January 2018 - 10:46
When is a food ingredient considered as “natural”? Until now, there was no internationally agreed definition of a “natural” food ingredient, but a new ISO technical specification will help the food and...

What makes a food ingredient “natural”?

25. January 2018 - 10:46
When is a food ingredient considered as “natural”? Until now, there was no internationally agreed definition of a “natural” food ingredient, but a new ISO technical specification will help the food and...

New draft of ISO 50001 energy management standard

25. January 2018 - 10:19
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...

Date and time: the new draft of ISO 8601 explained by Klaus-Dieter Naujok

23. January 2018 - 14:50
Standardization is a truly international activity, and I've been lucky to have worked with more nationalities than I can remember. But, that said, my first business meeting with a German remains etched...

Date and time: the new draft of ISO 8601 explained by Klaus-Dieter Naujok

23. January 2018 - 14:50
Standardization is a truly international activity, and I've been lucky to have worked with more nationalities than I can remember. But, that said, my first business meeting with a German remains etched...

The new arsenal of risk management

15. January 2018 - 11:37
A new version of ISO 31000 is due to be unveiled early next year. As the threat of risks grows for governments, organizations and the public alike, how can the new, streamlined standard help to make our...

New International Standard to reduce mining accidents

12. January 2018 - 10:58
There’s no question that mining has been made safer over the years, but mines are still one of the most hazardous places to work. The causes can be numerous, from explosive dust and toxic gases to collapse...

The troubling talk of toilets

12. January 2018 - 10:00
When we think about the most dire threats to our planet, poor sanitation rarely tops the list. Yet it’s a significant (and in some cases immediate) contributor to sickness and pollution in both rural and...

Putting the logic into hydrological

12. January 2018 - 9:29
Global mobility, intensive farming and urban developments that have spread into once uninhabitable areas have made water access, use, and reuse, critical areas for International Standards. 

ISOfocus highlights water and sanitation for UN Decade of Action

12. January 2018 - 9:10
Water connects every aspect of life. Today, one in ten people lack access to safe water and about 2.3 billion people live without adequate sanitation, with disastrous social and economic consequences....

Fresh changes in the pipeline

12. January 2018 - 9:08
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...

Managing a precious resource

12. January 2018 - 9:08
Why do we need to manage global water resources? According to environmental scientist Dr Debbie Chapman, our health and well-being depend on it – and the payback is tremendous. Here, Dr Chapman explains...

Mapping a new journey for poo on World Toilet Day

12. January 2018 - 9:04
Time has come to rethink the toilet. For about 4.5 billion people around the world who do not have access to adequate sanitation, this is a matter of life and death. But even those of us lucky enough to...

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