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The theory that standards slow growth is bunk. In fact, they are an economic opportunity. How do we know ? Because these savings and advantages can be determined. A method to calculate the benefits of standards now enables companies to see how much they are making. And the figures are fascinating.

Lifting hands raises international understanding and safety

Ever noticed how hand signals can convey very different meanings in different parts of the world? Some can be offensive, even where no offence is intended, leading to raised fists or worse. But when a misunderstood signal could result in a serious industrial accident, the hands making it are holding lives in the balance.

The world according to Jørgen Randers

shook the climate change world and became one of the best-selling environmental books of all time. In his latest work, 2052: A global forecast for the next forty years he argues that humankind is on a path to destruction. ISO Focus spoke to him about the future of our planet and what we can do about it.

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ISOfocus, July-August 2014

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Why business should go green

Does it pay to be green? For many companies – big and small – going green is not only a rising trend but is giving business plenty to think about. In the ISOfocus magazine (July/August 2014 edition), you'll learn about how the concept of going green is improving our environment, changing industry and improving economic performance along the way.

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Published in English and French, six times per year, ISOfocus is your gateway to International Standards. Whether a multinational enterprise faced with major decisions or a small business looking for ideas, ISOfocus seeks to provide both the kind of overviews that strategic planners need and the little details that can make a big difference.

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