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September

Tourism for everyone with accessibility standards

As much as it is enjoyable, tourism also has it’s challenges. Think back to the last time you faced difficulties when travelling, whether you had to climb what seemed like millions of stairs to get anywhere or you struggled to ask for food or catch a taxi because of the language barrier. Maybe crossing a busy street was a scary experience, or you felt lost half the time. Now imagine how much harder it would be to travel with a disability.

New ISO standard in development to facilitate facilities management

Today's facilities managers face unprecedented challenges trying to keep up with competing priorities, evolving technology and the drive for corporate social responsibility. In this rapidly evolving world of facilities management, a new ISO management system standard will be more than welcome.

Big step forward for the cocoa sector with new global standards in the pipeline

As the demand for cocoa and chocolate rises, as seen over the last few years, so has the need to address many of the challenges faced by cocoa farmers, in order to improve their livelihoods and that of their families. A new series of standards under development that aims to support cocoa farmers to produce sustainably has just reached a crucial stage in its development.

Chinese Premier: standards key for growth of Chinese economy

High-level Chinese officials, including the country’s Premier Li Keqiang, highlighted the importance of International Standards at the Open Session on "Standards Improve Global Connectivity", which took place on 14 September 2016 during the ISO Week in China in Beijing.

ISO 14001 experts win technical excellence award

The group of experts that develops ISO 14001, the world's most recognized framework for environmental management systems, has been awarded the Lawrence D. Eicher Award for excellence in technical work.

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