car sharing pictogram  in the street, singapore.
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it is one of the fastest-growing areas of the world economy, and it’s not slowing. books, cars, flats and everything in between is up for sharing these days, and it's big business. iso has recently established a technical committee to support this new business model in reaching its full potential.
racks of server in a data center.
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when the only certainty is uncertainty, the iec and iso ‘risk management toolbox’ helps organizations to keep ahead of threats that could be detrimental to their success. 
dramatic storm and tornado.
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when some of the world’s biggest companies value climate risks to their businesses at nearly one trillion dollars, the impact of climate change cannot be ignored. businesses need to adapt, and a new international standard has just been developed to help.
choice of reusable coffee mugs.
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in our ‘throw away’ society, the linear model of make, use and discard is depleting the resources of our planet – and our pockets. the solution is a circular economy, where nothing is wasted, rather it gets reused or transformed. while standards and initiatives abound for components of this, such as...
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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 evalsuation will help, and it’s just been published.
landscape with a grey heron and a power station with pollution in the background.
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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.
close up of three old weights on wooden background.
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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 year’s world metrology day.