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Despite the international community’s best efforts, extreme weather events and slow-onset climate change continue to wreak havoc on our lives and livelihoods. Adaptation measures, however, will help us prepare for the worst – and new ISO standards are filling a gap by providing a badly needed high-level...
Landscape of windmills in Gaomei Wetlands, Taiwan.
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) asserts that ours is the last generation that can stop climate change. We need to do this by changing to a zero-carbon, sustainable, cyclic economy. Yet unlocking the finance for this has been a major challenge… until now. Discover how ISO is at the forefront...
An EcoPower truck washing an airplane.
One of the key challenges for the aviation industry over the coming years is how to continue delivering safe, reliable, efficient and cost-effective air travel as well as being environmentally responsible and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Keith Root, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager at EcoPower,...
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Hot on the heels of the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety comes a technical specification to ensure those auditing it are up to scratch.
Japanese schoolgirls, on the first floor, overlooking the atrium.
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Helping educational providers deliver a better service is the aim behind the world’s first international management system standard for the sector just published.
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28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Celebrated under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO), whose recent statistics suggest that 2.78 million people die from accidents and illnesses related to the workplace every year, its objective is to promote the prevention...
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If the future of work is all about employee experience, what about the workplace? The need to keep on top of the ever-changing trends in how and where people work makes facility management an essential aspect of organizational success… which is why new international guidelines have just been published.
An outside toilet in the desert, Tunisia.
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Human waste safely transformed into useful resources such as clean drinking water? Seems inconceivable, yet work is underway to develop international guidance to help new technologies flourish, starting with the world’s first international workshop agreement.
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Keeping kids free from harm is the effect of ISO’s widely used International Standard for toy safety. And it has just been updated to ensure it covers all bases.
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Health for all is the theme of the World Health Organization’s World Health Day, and a new ISO committee recently formed aims to help.