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    The revision of greenhouse gas standards has reached an important stage

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    Discover how standards can help build a comprehensive strategy to strike back

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Greenhouse gas standard reaches voting stage

Climate change is at the top of most organizations' agendas, as evidenced by high profile events such as the COP 21 conference in Paris later this year. ISO has a range of International Standards that can help organizations mitigate their impact on the environment, including the ISO 14064 family for greenhouse gases emissions. The revision of these has just reached the first voting stage, taking them a vital step closer to publication

ISO standard to boost industrial tourism experiences

If you work as a tour operator and are looking for innovative, unusual and fun learning experiences, or if you work in industry and think people will enjoy discovering your world, then a new ISO standard is for you. ISO 13810 on industrial tourism will help you offer visitors of chocolate factories, wineries, arts and crafts shops, power plants and mines, an unforgettable and enjoyable experience.

ISO 14001 revision moves to final stage

The revision of one of the world's most popular standards for environmental management, ISO 14001, has moved to Final Draft International Stage (FDIS). This means ISO members have until 2 September to vote and comment on the draft. Check out why the new version will be so much better.

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When disasters strike

Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools, the chances of getting through the toughest circumstances are improved.

In the July/August 2015 issue of ISOfocus, we look at some of the deadly hazards we’ve been exposed to, and how standards can help us to prepare for, and react in, many of life’s most unpredictable scenarios.

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