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Demonstrating that your product, service or system meets the requirements of a standard results in increased confidence from stakeholders while helping to ensure regulatory compliance. The International Standard for terms and definitions in the field of conformity assessment has just been updated.
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Hangzhou, one of China’s busiest cities, has developed a standard to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as both people and businesses begin recovery.
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It is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world and in times of confinement and stress, there is nothing like a good old cuppa. International Tea Day is designed to promote sustainable production and consumption, and ISO has a bag of standards that can help.
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Measurement is a key factor in global trade as harmonized measurements mean everyone involved can speak the same language and know they are getting a fair deal. Which is why it is the theme of this year’s World Metrology Day, and many ISO standards play an integral role in making it work.
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Nearly five thousand meetings are held each year somewhere around the world to develop ISO International Standards, bringing together experts from all four corners of the earth. With COVID-19 bringing travel to a standstill, the standards world went completely online, literally overnight. The result: …

It’s been a year since ISO signed the UNECE Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards. Since then, we’ve worked hard to meet our commitment to achieving gender equality.
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ISO/ASTM 52915, just published, will help realize the full potential of additive manufacturing.
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We often think of planes and cars as the biggest polluters, but did you know the construction industry, which designs the buildings we live and work in, is one of the most polluting in the world? It therefore offers enormous potential to make our environment more sustainable. Progress is being made – …

What kind of city do we want to live in? One that is smart, resilient and sustainable, of course. To achieve our vision, we need to start planning now, with a little help from ISO standards. Dr Bernard Gindroz, Chair of ISO/TC 268, explains.
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In a world where standards can be simply defined as agreed ways of doing things, they provide stakeholders with appropriate guidance to help them create structural frameworks to minimize risks, operate more efficiently and continuously improve. With many key players addressing and incorporating sustainability …