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    • Celebrating better measuring on World Metrology Day May 20, 2019
      When is a kilogramme not a kilogramme? When it is not defined in the International System of Units (SI). To mark the launch of its recently revised version, the SI has been chosen as the theme of this...
    • Standards brighten up the International Day of Light May 16, 2019
      Artificial lighting has come a long way since the lightbulb was invented some 150 years ago. To celebrate the important role that light plays in all aspects of our lives and the sustainable development...
    • New International Standard for measuring the performance of cities going “smart” May 16, 2019
      City living is on the rise, having gone from 751 million of the world’s population in 1950 to 4.2 billion in 2018. What’s more, it’s expected to reach 6.7 billion in 20501. How can cities adapt and prepare...
    • New standard helps SMEs get ahead with ISO 14001 May 16, 2019
      Implementing an environmental management system (EMS) based on ISO 14001 might seem like a big task, but that doesn’t mean it is just for the bigger players in the market. Breaking it down into phases...
    • What technologies are helping us go green in the latest ISOfocus? May 8, 2019
      Due to the rising energy scarcity as well as global warming, countries are now paying much closer attention to clean-energy technologies and using green tech in industry. ISO has just released its May/June 2019...
    • The high-tech world of toilets May 8, 2019
      Well over half the world’s population does not have access to safe sanitation. For many people, this means the indignity and risks that come of having no toilets. The answer, it seems, lies in new sustainable...
    • The green heart of Costa Rica May 8, 2019
      Hosting 6 % of the world’s biodiversity on its tiny land mass, it’s no wonder Costa Rica is committed to protecting the environment. Now, the next milestone on the political agenda is achieving carbon...
    • Driving into a cleaner future May 8, 2019
      As governments, business and the ordinary consumer attempt to recalibrate their daily existence to avoid the consumption of fossil fuels, we are often frustrated by the sheer scale and size of the task....
    • Beyond technology May 8, 2019
      The same disruptive technologies that are changing our lives and revolutionizing virtually every sector of the economy can be used to create a more sustainable world. By setting the standards that frame...
    • First International Standards for sustainable and traceable cocoa just published May 7, 2019
      Cocoa is a tricky business. The prime ingredient in one of the world’s favourite treats, chocolate, the humble cocoa bean, is a difficult crop to cultivate. What’s more, it is mostly grown on smallholder...