ISO Focus+, November-December 2012
Did you know...

ISO Focus+, November-December 2012November-December

Did you know...

… that ISO has standards for pasta, lawn mowers and even toothbrushes? Most people recognize the “ISO brand” due to the success of ISO 9001 or even ISO 14001, and would be surprised to discover that’s not all we do.

ISO Focus+, October 2012
Conformity assessment

ISO Focus+, October 2012October

Confidence

Conformity assessment

Organizations around the world rely on International Standards to ensure quality, efficiency and safety. But how can an organization ensure, and its stakeholders trust, that a standard is correctly used?

ISO Focus+, 8/2012
Efficiency

ISO Focus+, 8/2012September

Efficiency

Efficiency has come to the forefront with global challenges like sustainability and financial uncertainty demanding better results with less waste. International Standards are crucial for promoting efficiency, which is why the theme of this year’s World Standards Day is "Less waste, better results – Standards increase efficiency".

ISO Focus+, July-August 2012
Health and Wellness

ISO Focus+, July-August 2012July / August

Health and Wellness

Today's consumers seek to look better, feel better, gain more energy, improve their health, and strengthen their performance in daily activities and sports. This implies that they need to feel better as they age, and that illness will be prevented as much as possible.

ISO Focus+, 6/2012
Innovation

ISO Focus+, 6/2012June

Innovation

One of the most important economic benefits of standards, according to the World Bank, is that they increase productive and innovative efficiency. ISO Focus+ explores this issue, highlighting key standards that are revolutionizing industry and how they influence the innovation process by setting the direction for future technological developments.

ISO Focus+, 5/2012
Managing crises

ISO Focus+, 5/2012May

Managing crises

With the recent earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, IT attacks and terrorist threats around the world, ISO has dedicated the May 2012 issue of ISO Focus+ to crises management. It shows how International Standards protect and support stakeholders involved in  all types of disaster situations.

Maritime matters

April

Maritime matters

With the international media spotlight focused on recent maritime disasters, this issue is dedicated to the maritime industry, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic. The issue offers an opportunity to review the latest developments in standards and examine which areas should be given priority in the years to come.

ISO Focus+, 3/2012
Servicing the services sector

ISO Focus+, 3/2012March

Servicing the services sector

From traditional sales-related services to intangibles such as banking, tourism, and education, services represent the fastest growing sector of the global economy. They are also by far the largest component of GDP.

Future gear

February

Future gear

High-level executives from the world’s leading carmakers such as Audi, Bentley Motors, and Kia Motors, reveal their companies' perspectives on the benefits of standards implementation and leading industry figures share their expectations for today and tomorrow.

ISO Focus+, January 2012
Sustainability

ISO Focus+, January 2012January

Sustainability

This issue is devoted to sustainable development and explores how some of 19 000 ISO standards developed through the strength of consensus among stakeholders from business, government and society, have provided tools for translating the global desire for a sustainable world into practical actions that achieve positive results.