So why should you care about standards? Find out, for example, the difference an ISO standard can make to your safety when you're having fun on the ski slopes, haring round the bend on a rollercoaster or riding a mountain bike. You might also be interested to learn about standards that deal with mental stress at work or make your office open space more pleasant.

In fact, standards are all around us, in the objects we use every day. There are standards that look out for our health, ensuring our glasses are correctly fitted and our condoms effective, standards that keep our money safe by issuing guidelines for financial planners, and standards that help us work out if our watches are water-resistant, keep our face creams bug-free and demystify textile care labels.

In this issue, you are the star of our Guest Interview. We asked you through our social media channels to tell us how ISO standards impacted your daily lives. We received contributions from around the world and published a few of the best. Find out what our finalists, Philile, Mike, Darion and Monika, have to say about the standards that make a difference to them.

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