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There are hundreds of thousands of goods and passenger lifts in use at any given moment around the world, safely transporting us up and down buildings thanks to some pretty rigorous standards. But the national or regional rules and regulations that apply to them are reflected in different standards,...
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Free and fair elections thanks to well defined and managed electoral services are at the heart of a democratic political system, and casting a vote is a basic political right. Having robust systems in place is essential for this to run smoothly. Newly revised international guidance for electoral organizations...
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In an increasingly globalized world, trade and traceability is getting trickier as supply chains get longer and more complex. Accreditation is a sure way for businesses to provide assurance of the quality and authenticity of their products at every step. It is also the theme of this year’s World Accreditation...
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A brand can be a company’s most valuable asset – yet how do you know what it’s really worth? Measuring the value of a brand starts with knowing what to measure – and how. The world’s first International Standard for brand evaluation will help, and it’s just been published.
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There is nothing more precious to life than the air we breathe. This year’s World Environment Day theme is air pollution and ISO has a range of international standards that help to combat it.

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This month in ISOfocus

Cover page: ISOfocus May/June 2019: Green tech
May-june 2019

Green tech

This issue features new sustainable technologies and practices in a wide area of topics such as electrically propelled cars, safely managed sanitation and environmental management.

ISOfocus

Published in English, French and Spanish, six times per year, ISOfocus is your gateway to International Standards.

Whether a multinational enterprise faced with major decisions or a small business looking for ideas, ISOfocus seeks to provide both the kind of overviews that strategic planners need and the little details that can make a big difference. You will find international topics covering everything from IT and transport to personal stories and everything in between. Our goal is to bring you the highest-quality information and most up-to-date and internationally relevant material on standards in each issue.

 


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