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.

How do small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) compete on a level playing field with the biggest business? Quite simply: by applying International Standards.

ISO TC and SC Chairs include some remarkable men and women. Which is why the first issue of the new and improved ISO Focus+ has been dedicated to them.

… 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.

Conformity assessment provides consumers with added confidence. This issue showcases the latest developments in the ISO "toolbox" for conformity assessment.

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".

A portfolio of articles highlights the progress and usefulness of ISO standards aimed at ensuring quality and safety (and beauty) in the health and wellness sector.

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.

ISO is dedicating this issue to the maritime industry, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic.

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.
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