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Did you know that, in one year, an average container ship travels the equivalent of 75 % of the way to the moon and back? And that there are around 55 000 cargo ships floating around our seas, not to mention the many cruise ships to carry the 27 million holidaymakers expected to go on a cruising holiday...
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Show that you are open and throw away old beliefs and paradigms in order to find solutions that nobody would have been able to find, says Bertrand Piccard, the initiator of Solar Impulse, the first airplane to fly around the world without fuel.
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At the 2018 ISO Week in Geneva, the ISO committee dedicated to developing countries, DEVCO, unveiled ambitious plans to reduce inequalities and continue spreading the benefits of International Standards where they’re needed most.
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Tourism is booming, bringing with it substantial opportunities to contribute to sustainable development. World Tourism Day is the day to draw attention to how tourism can improve our world. ISO standards play a key role.
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Improving customer service, productivity and efficiency are just a few of the many benefits of a service management system. ISO has updated two standards in its service management series, with new features, topics and tips from the top.

Energy spend is a hotel’s second-highest operating cost. Hilton has achieved significant energy reductions through low-cost, high-impact steps, and a portfolio-wide certification to ISO 50001.

Nearly three years after the official launch of the post-2015 agenda, which plots the path for a better world by 2030, people are still grappling with how to make the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality. But perhaps the ambitious nature of the SDGs should give us some valuable clues...

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.
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Companies are in the business of selling products and consumers of those products want the best possible value for money, but this puts a strain on already depleted natural resources and supply chain transparency. How does ISO 20400 help change the way we produce and consume goods and resources, and...
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“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.