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ISOfocus, July-August 2014

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.


The curious quest for counting countries

Everyone has a passion, whether it involves biking the toughest roads or collecting Star Wars figurines. Mine is travel.
But as all those who are passionate about an activity will know, there is an irresistible temptation to measure and compare – be it the size of your collection or the speed records you break. Travel is no different.

Travellers that have covered vast expanses of the globe want recognition.

Leading articles from this issue

Join the ISO 14001 club!

The ISO 14001 standard is today a widespread benchmark for thousands of organizations around the world that want to communicate to the public and stakeholders that they are environmentally responsible. Two American university professors explain how the standard helps reduce environmental impact and grow business, and why more than a quarter-million organizations worldwide are joining the ISO 14001 club!

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Green logistics delivering to your door

by Sandrine Tranchard / Vivienne Rojas

As the movement of goods around the globe increases to sustain our modern economy, so do the logistics costs and environmental impacts. Happily, large-scale harmonization is now underway to benchmark fuel consumption and reduce the emissions by freight shippers and carriers in the hope of shrinking the sector’s growing carbon footprint.

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Singapore cuts carbon and costs

by Vivienne Rojas

From humble beginnings as a small Singapore-based family business, HSL Constructor Pte Ltd. grew to become a key player in the world of civil engineering. But at the pinnacle of its success and with soaring energy bills, the company was forced to overhaul its entire power system to make the energy it used work harder.

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About ISOfocus magazine

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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