ISOfocus Archives

Published in English, French and Spanish, 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.

You will find international topics covering everything from IT and transport to personal stories and everything in between. Our goal is to bring you the highest-quality information and most up-to-date and internationally relevant material on standards in each issue.

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Are you sure it’s safe ?
Consumers love to buy new products. But how can we make sure that the toys kids play with aren't harmful? 
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You
You may be wondering why you need to learn about standards. There’s no denying they are a good idea, but it’s the experts’ job to deal with them, right? Wrong. Standards concern us all because we are the ultimate beneficiaries.
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Gaining ground
Standardization has traditionally been a male-dominated field, but much has changed over time as more and more women take up the challenge, demonstrating leadership and skill.
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Small business
How do small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) compete on a level playing field with the biggest business? Quite simply: by applying International Standards.
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Did you know…
… that ISO has standards for pasta, lawn mowers and even toothbrushes? We highlight some key examples of standards that are less known, but which still intrigue, captivate and pique our interest.
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Confidence - Conformity assessment
Conformity assessment provides consumers with added confidence. This issue showcases the latest developments in the ISO "toolbox" for conformity assessment.
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Less waste, better results
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".
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Innovation
With the evolution of technology and the explosion of the Internet, Websites, social media and online services are giving rise to new challenges for industry and consumers.
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