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Cleaning up the kitchen

Over 3 billion people around the world risk their lives every day cooking with open fires or inefficient cookstoves. Work has now begun to develop a set of standards that aims to help.

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The small-business advantage

Around the world, the small and medium-sized enterprises are a vital engine of innovation and job creation. Therefore, understanding the real challenges and opportunities shaping the future of SMEs is a matter of the highest importance.

In the March/April 2015 issue of ISOfocus, we look at how SMEs promote diversification of economic activities, support sustainable development, stimulate innovation and develop entrepreneurial skills, while contributing significantly to exports and trade. We also look at why International Standards are of economic importance, and how SMEs (despite all obstacles) stand to gain most from their use.

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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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