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The rise in e-commerce and globalization has revolutionized retail trade – for both the good and otherwise of the consumer. However, more choice doesn’t always equate to better quality. A new International Standard for consumer warranties will help to protect every player in the supply chain.
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An innovation management system helps organizations capture the best ideas and continually improve to keep up with the competition. The latest standard in the ISO innovation management series has just been published.
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Contributing nearly 40 % of global CO2 emissions from energy, the building sector has enormous potential to clean up our world. A new International Standard helps the industry do just that by optimizing how buildings are used as well as effectively reusing and recycling their components when their time …
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Transporting dangerous goods demands adequate quality and safety programmes in place to meet local and international laws. The International Standard that outlines the requirements for such programmes for packaging has just been updated.
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Biometric data interchange formats provide the common language that allows for interoperability between different biometric technologies. As the field of applications has grown to give rise to different generations of such formats, so too has the need to ensure they are all compatible with one another. …

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