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Mapping a new journey for poo on World Toilet Day

17. November 2017 - 11:34
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...

ISO 30500 to boost global health in places without sewers

16. November 2017 - 16:09
In many places around the world, rural and urban populations have to use toilets that aren’t connected to mains sewers. In many cases, city planners are working hard to address this by investing in infrastructures....

What role can International Standards play in the implementation of the Paris Agreement?

16. November 2017 - 15:13
International Standards can be used as tools to help implement the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. This is the message of a side event organized by ISO and the&nbspIAF (International Accreditation...

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...

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...

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.

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?...

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...

The new arsenal of risk management

8. November 2017 - 13:44
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...

How Microsoft is bursting the bribery bubble

8. November 2017 - 13:44
A business tool designed to fight bribery is gaining traction. Published just last year, ISO 37001 is the first international anti-bribery management system standard designed to help organizations combat...

New International Standard to reduce mining accidents

6. November 2017 - 16:57
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...

World Smart City Forum to support the development of smarter and more sustainable cities

30. October 2017 - 13:41
The Smart City Expo World Congress, the world’s largest smart city event, will start in a few weeks’ time. This year’s congress is particularly vital to the future of smart and sustainable cities as it...

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

26. October 2017 - 10:41
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...

Revised IDMP standards to improve description of medicinal products worldwide

20. October 2017 - 9:24
A series of standards called IDMP (Identification of Medicinal Products) standards is under revision and will bring a host of benefits to patients and the healthcare community. Implementing these standards...

New ISO standard to combat land degradation

18. October 2017 - 11:17
Our consumption of the earth’s natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years and a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded. There is an urgent need to find solutions for land management...

Information Security Management System auditors welcome ISO/IEC 27007 publication

17. October 2017 - 13:54
To continue providing us with the products and services that we expect, businesses will handle increasingly large amounts of data. The security of this information is a major concern to consumers and companies...

Building trust in organizations with a new guidance document being developed

16. October 2017 - 14:52
Trust in business is at an all-time low1). Trust in governments is rock bottom as well. At the same time, huge challenges remain to create sustainable societies. What to do? A new project to develop a...

The city of the future will be shaped by standards

13. October 2017 - 15:14
Smart cities are more than just a buzzword. With expanding urban areas expected to host up to 70 % of the total world population by 2050, they are a necessity. “Standards make cities smarter” is the theme...

New ISO solution to support the sharing economy model

12. October 2017 - 10:40
Whether it’s hailing a taxi, finding somewhere to stay on your travels or arranging help at home, new and sophisticated Websites and apps are ripping up traditional business models. A new ISO International...

International Standards are critical for progress, say G7 leaders

11. October 2017 - 9:52
International Standards were recognized by G7 leaders as a key tool for progress at the recent G7 Heads of State meeting held in Turin, Italy.