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Water connects every aspect of life. Today, one in ten people lack access to safe water and about 2.3 billion people live without adequate sanitation, with disastrous social and economic consequences. Yet access to water and sanitation can turn problems into potential, unlocking education, work opportunities...
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It is one of the world’s favourite ingredients, particularly during the festive season, yet no two cocoa beans are the same. ISO’s International Standard for cocoa quality has recently been updated, just in time to make Santa’s visits a little sweeter. 
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When is a food ingredient considered as “natural”? Until now, there was no internationally agreed definition of a “natural” food ingredient, but a new ISO technical specification will help the food and beverage industry players speak the same language.
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The second-hand economy is booming with more and more consumers buying used goods. How can we be sure that the second-hand baby crib we buy won’t cause injury or harm? Purchasing used products can bring its share of bad surprises, but a new International Standard helps make sure those hand-me-down treasures...
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Today is World AIDS Day, a day to show support for people living with HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It’s also a day to raise awareness about condom safety.
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The most popular standard for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories has just been updated, taking into account the latest changes in laboratory environment and work practices.
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Every day, thousands of lives are lost due to work accidents or fatal diseases linked to work activities. These are deaths that could and should have been prevented, and must be in the future. A new standard in development aims to help organizations do just that, and it has now reached one of the final...
Call center operators working in an office.
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Privacy has taken on new dimensions in our hyperconnected world. New guidance from IEC, ISO and ITU – the world’s three leading international standards bodies – has just been published, providing a code of practice for the protection of personally identifiable information.
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Developing smart city solutions that are citizen-centric and offer real value will be key to future success, according to experts at the World Smart City Forum held at Fira de Barcelona as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress.
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Since 2011, organizations have been able to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption, thanks to ISO 50001.