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find out what's coming up and what you might have missed.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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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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.


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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