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    A time for trust

    How ISO standards serve as a barometer by which to evaluate you and your business

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New framework helps communities adapt to ageing populations

The fact we are living longer is a real and growing issue for many governments and community providers, placing increased demands on areas such as health care and safety. A new International Workshop Agreement aims to provide the foundation on which more solutions can be built.

First International Standard for sustainable procurement nears publication

Procurement makes up a substantial budget of any organization, so wouldn't the world be a better place if it was done in a sustainable way? A new standard in development aims to help organizations do just that, and it has just reached one of the final stages in its development.

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A time for trust

With trust, businesses and consumers embark on a lifelong journey towards solutions that will meet their mutual expectations – productivity, performance and quality of life. In this issue, you’ll learn about how standards help bridge this relationship, instilling confidence on both sides.

So what are some of the issues affected by trust?
How can ISO standards help? And which changes/improvements are poised to make the biggest impact? In a comprehensive selection of articles, we spoke to a number of experts to get their input on a handful of subjects.

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