isofocus archives

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.


mother and child snorkeling underwater.
travel in depth
this issue highlights the fastest growing trends in travel and tourism, including sustainability and medical tourism. 
aerial view of a car on a road winding through a pine forest.
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.
an assistant passing a surgical scissors to the surgeon, in an operating room.
the anatomy of healthcare
whether you are being admitted to the hospital, getting medical treatment or simply doing your annual check-up, take a look at some of the specific ways iso standards are changing healthcare for the better.
abstract graphics reflection in a lens.
the cyber secrets
this edition features risk management, internet of things security, cyber hacks and breaches, and expert opinion from industry thought leaders.
strapping machine for packaging line.
the new industrial revolution
this issue examines how government, businesses and societies will navigate the increasing integration of technologies into business and production processes. 
our vision for a better world
from thematic areas like climate change and smart cities, the issue highlights how international standards respond to global needs and help benchmark our progress against the sdgs.
close up of a kiwi slice.
the food journey
a look at the newly published iso 22000:2018 on food safety management systems.
a polar bear swimming.
climate action
this issue lays out the range of standards for monitoring climate change, quantifying greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions and promoting good practice in environmental management and design. 
business people sitting at a curved wooden desk.
health and safety at work - are you ready for iso 45001?
uncover why iso 45001 has the potential to be a real game changer for millions of workers (and workplace health hazards) around the world.
a leaking pipe on a red background.
water & sanitation
today, one in ten people lack access to safe water. yet access to water and sanitation can turn problems into potential, unlocking education, work opportunities and improved health for all.
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