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.

This issue tells social responsibility like it is, and focuses on the growing role that ISO 26000, which provides guidance on SR, is taking in its promotion.

From terrorism to fraud, to piracy and identity theft, security has become one of the highest priorities of government, business and the general public at large.

On the threshold the ISO Strategic Plan 2011 -2015 – Solutions to Global Challenges, ISO has committed itself to a comprehensive strategic roadmap for the next five years consisting of seven major objectives. 

Great inventions have radically transformed human life throughout history. But for such innovations to take hold, International Standards are a must!

To draw attention to the importance of stakeholder input in standards development, ISO Focus+ is devoting this issue to consumers. For the first time, a series of case studies by consumer representatives sheds light on their successes

10% of the world's population, or 650 million people are affected by some kind of disability. In view of its enormous impact on the social and economic situation in countries around the world, ISO Focus+ is devoting its Report to accessibility.

Travel can be exciting and rewarding. But it can also present many challenges. This issue features some of the key standards that facilitate travel – from passports to tourism services.

This issue provides insight on the ISO methodology and looks at the economic and social benefits of standards from various perspectives.

This issue showcases stories from companies benefiting from ISO standards and implementing management systems standards for quality and environmental or food safety as well as occupational health and safety.

This issue looks at the diversity of ISO standards for RFID, highlighting some of the many areas reaping the benefits of their use: from libraries and gas cylinders to animal identification devices and cargo shipment.
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