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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Our vision for a better world
From thematic areas like climate change and smart cities, the issue highlights how International Standards respond to global needs and help benchmark our progress against the SDGs.
Close up of a kiwi slice.
The food journey
A look at the newly published ISO 22000:2018 on food safety management systems.
A polar bear swimming.
Climate action
This issue lays out the range of standards for monitoring climate change, quantifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promoting good practice in environmental management and design. 
Business people sitting at a curved wooden desk.
Health and safety at work - Are you ready for ISO 45001?
Uncover why ISO 45001 has the potential to be a real game changer for millions of workers (and workplace health hazards) around the world.
A leaking pipe on a red background.
Water & sanitation
Today, one in ten people lack access to safe water. Yet access to water and sanitation can turn problems into potential, unlocking education, work opportunities and improved health for all.
Sculpture of Shiva, the Hindu god.
The art of governing
A coverage of key issues ranging from risk management and business continuity to sustainable procurement. And a complete picture of ISO 37001 on anti-bribery management systems.
Aerial view of a port with ships.
Transport trends
An overview of recent trends and near-term prospects for the transport sector at a global level, as well as the long-term outlook for standards in the industry (maritime, air and land).
Aerial view of blocks of flats in Geneva, Switzerland
Making history
From the birth of the first ISO standard to our emblematic management systems standards, we look back at ISO’s 70-year journey and some of the formative events that shaped its history.
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Smart farming
We examines how high-tech farming techniques and technologies can improve production output while minimizing cost and preserving resources.
An elderly man wave surfing.
Active ageing
Contrary to common negative perceptions, older adults are creating a new niche market and fuelling growth and innovation.
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