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Social responsibility experts gather for international conference

International Standards are playing an ever increasing role in social responsibility as organizations shift their focus from one of managing risks to having a competitive advantage, according to experts at a recent international conference in Stockholm, Sweden

From Australia to Nigeria - The road to building smart cities

As the world population continues to soar, our planet's resources are being strained to the limit. By 2050, some 9.1 billion people will call urban areas home, so ensuring a good quality of life and equal opportunities for all is becoming increasingly challenging. The way forward lies in smart sustainable cities. Here, three very different towns tell us how they hope to reach this goal.

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The new ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

To become the best, and remain the best, organizations need a management system that helps them deliver the best products and services for the marketplace, while taking into account the needs of the environment in which they are working. Some of the foundations for a successful strategy is ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management.

In this issue of ISOfocus, we bring together the latest commentary on the new ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. We ask the top experts in the field for the latest information and advice on the newly revised management system standards (MSS).

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Published in English, French and Spanish, 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.

You will find international topics covering everything from IT and transport to personal stories and everything in between. Our goal is to bring you the highest-quality information and most up-to-date and internationally relevant material on standards in each issue.

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