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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Creating global confidence
This issue of ISO Focus+ highlights how ISO standards help create confidence in products, services and in global trade.
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Cooking up successful standards
What is ISO’s magic formula? We unveil the tools on which ISO’s success rests: the ISO standards development process.
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Donors' money well spent
This issue features an array of articles highlighting the diverse technical assistance projects aimed at developing countries and how these are made possible through the generous support of donor agencies.
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Future energy
The issue raises awareness of International Standards as part of the solution to today’s energy issues. It brings together a portfolio of articles from a diverse range of subjects: from electric cars to energy efficiency of buildings.
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Success code
This special report looks at ISO 3166 for country codes and its applications in dozens of sectors, as well as the many other ISO standards where “success codes” are making an important impact.
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Social responsibility – ISO 26000 tells it like it is
This issue tells social responsibility like it is, and focuses on the growing role that ISO 26000, which provides guidance on SR, is taking in its promotion.
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Security
From terrorism to fraud, to piracy and identity theft, security has become one of the highest priorities of government, business and the general public at large.
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ISO Strategy 2011-2015
On the threshold the ISO Strategic Plan 2011 -2015 – Solutions to Global Challenges, ISO has committed itself to a comprehensive strategic roadmap for the next five years consisting of seven major objectives. 
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State of the art technologies
Great inventions have radically transformed human life throughout history. But for such innovations to take hold, International Standards are a must!
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Consumers
To draw attention to the importance of stakeholder input in standards development, ISO Focus+ is devoting this issue to consumers. For the first time, a series of case studies by consumer representatives sheds light on their successes
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