Imagine your favourite city. Now imagine the same city with more people. Lots and lots more people ! A United Nations study predicts that global urban population will increase from 3.9 billion in 2015 to 6.3 billion in 2050. Yes, an increase of 60 % in just 35 years.
“As an independent, non-governmental organization, ISO plays a key role in defining standards that will help support innovation. This is fundamental in accelerating results,” says Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), in the latest issue of ISOfocus magazine.
Infant formula is perhaps one of the most highly regulated foodstuffs in the world, so checking the exact composition is a rigorous affair. ISO is developing a series of standards for verifying many of the ingredients, to demonstrate the product is safe for consumption and contains what it says on the...
Moxibustion is a form of acupuncture that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine by doctors and therapists for thousands of years, and its usage is increasing worldwide. To ensure the safety and quality of the instrument that is used, a new International Standard has just been published.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the government department that regulates the medical devices sector, announced its intention to use ISO 13485 as the basis for its quality system legislation.
We are all suffocating in the heat of global warming, as the recent European heatwave lays testament to – and it may soon become the norm. A study showed that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise as they do, by 2100 74 % of the world’s population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves . The only...
Reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency are at the forefront of the global climate change agenda. ISO 50001, the flagship International Standard for improving energy performance, has just been updated.
Space is all the rage, so it seems. The number of small spacecraft – including satellites – being manufactured has rocketed in recent years, and future forecasts are equally explosive. The first-ever internationally agreed requirements have just been published, enabling the industry to cruise even higher.