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Reducing the risks of information security breaches with ISO/IEC 27005

16. July 2018 - 12:29
In our hyper-connected, technology driven world, data breaches and cyber-attacks remain a significant threat to organizations, and a lack of awareness of the risks is often to blame1). A newly revised...

New standards for testing infant formula just published

10. July 2018 - 10:12
Amongst the most heavily regulated and tested food products in the world, infant formula, and formulas for special medical purposes, come with rigorously checked nutritional labelling to ensure they are...

Stronger cities for the future: a new set of International Standards just out

6. July 2018 - 9:06
The populations of most world cities are growing fast, and with it come challenges and opportunities for keeping citizens safe and well. New International Standards for measuring and improving the performance...

Taking action on global food safety in the latest ISOfocus

5. July 2018 - 10:02
Why do food safety outbreaks continue to happen? We live in a global food economy and most people purchase and consume foods produced thousands of miles away that are often packaged in bulk to simplify...

Food and the post-2015 development agenda

5. July 2018 - 10:00
When 193 governments came together to agree a common framework to tackle 17 major world issues by 2030, standards were seen as critical to help achieve the United Nations agenda for sustainable development....

Auditing standard for management system standards now updated

3. July 2018 - 15:43
Management systems help organizations achieve their objectives, and auditing them makes good business sense. The International Standard for auditing management systems has just been updated, giving more...

Powerful new weapon in the fight against climate change

27. June 2018 - 12:12
Rising earth temperatures are causing chaos and we need to act now. A new International Standard helps governments and industry take action towards reducing the damage.

Improving health with new standards for cleaner cookstoves

21. June 2018 - 9:10
Each year, millions of lives are adversely affected by smoke released from cooking on open fires or simple stoves fuelled by wood, charcoal and dung. The much-awaited series of international guidelines...

New edition of ISO 22000 just out!

19. June 2018 - 9:03
With over two hundred diseases spread through the food chain, it’s clear that safe, sustainable food production is one of our greatest challenges. Globalization of the food trade further complicates food...

Taking food safety to a higher level

19. June 2018 - 9:01
Can we trust current food security systems and are they sustainable? Some of the specialists involved in the revision of ISO 22000 explain why the new version of the standard is a timely response, for...

The key ingredient in food safety

19. June 2018 - 9:01
As Quality Manager at KMC, the Danish-based food ingredients company, Marianne Dam is responsible for the maintenance and updating of KMC quality systems and certifications. Here, she explains how ISO...

Cultivating growth in Nigeria

19. June 2018 - 9:01
Agricultural products are the base of the Nigerian economy, supplying food for the Nigerian people as well as valuable cash crops for export to other countries. These days, the agricultural sector is developing...

Big step forward for the cocoa sector with new global standards in the pipeline

14. June 2018 - 13:55
As the demand for cocoa and chocolate rises, as seen over the last few years, so has the need to address many of the challenges faced by cocoa farmers in order to improve their livelihoods and that of...

New standard to improve safety in the nuclear sector

13. June 2018 - 15:33
Improving safety is a key objective of most industries and boosting the quality of the products and services that contribute to safety is necessary to achieve it. The nuclear sector is set to benefit with...

Calling all creatives! The #mycrazyidea Design Contest is now open

12. June 2018 - 9:03
To celebrate World Standards Day, IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) are organizing a...

New ISO standards for greener machine tools

12. June 2018 - 9:03
When the topic of energy efficiency comes up, energy-efficient machine tools don’t immediately spring to mind. Yet machine tools contain motors and auxiliary components whose energy demand varies widely...

Delivering a safer world

8. June 2018 - 10:20
A common expectation of improved safety in almost all aspects of our lives, from safer workplaces, to safer consumer products and food, highlights an important role for accreditation.

Putting the trust back into online reviews

7. June 2018 - 8:59
Consumer reviews play an increasingly strong role in purchasing decisions, but with a plethora of platforms and opinions, whose view can you trust? A new standard just published aims to put some order...

Winning the battle against plastic pollution with International Standards on World Environment Day!

4. June 2018 - 9:27
Plastic is an important material in our economy and daily lives. It has multiple functions that can help tackle a number of the challenges facing our society, be it packaging that ensures food safety and...

Celebrating constant evolution on World Metrology Day

20. May 2018 - 20:45
The SI system of international units of measurement is constantly adapting to the latest technology and scientific discoveries.