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Contributing nearly 40 % of global CO2 emissions from energy, the building sector has enormous potential to clean up our world. A new International Standard helps the industry do just that by optimizing how buildings are used as well as effectively reusing and recycling their components when their time …
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Transporting dangerous goods demands adequate quality and safety programmes in place to meet local and international laws. The International Standard that outlines the requirements for such programmes for packaging has just been updated.
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Biometric data interchange formats provide the common language that allows for interoperability between different biometric technologies. As the field of applications has grown to give rise to different generations of such formats, so too has the need to ensure they are all compatible with one another. …
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Keeping sensitive company information and personal data safe and secure is not only essential for any business but a legal imperative. Many organizations do this with the help of an information security management system (ISMS). The international guidance standard for auditing an ISMS has just been updated. 
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Social responsibility is not only good for business, it is everyone’s business. New international guidance for the agri-food sector has just been published.
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Ensuring people have the right skills for the job is a key element of an organization’s success. A recently revised and revamped International Standard will help integrate competence management into its daily work.
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Descriptive metadata for the Web is essential for us to navigate our way around it, enabling resources to be found, identified and archived. Yet such metadata wouldn’t work if programmers worldwide weren’t using a common, universal metadata language. The ISO standard that defines that language has just …
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From diagnosing diseases to pharmaceutical and scientific research, the handling of biological materials in laboratories or elsewhere is essential for many industries but doesn’t come without its dangers. Effective risk management of biohazardous materials means a reduced chance of accidents, less impact …

Message from the new ISO President Eddy Njoroge.
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Everybody has heard about Bitcoin by now. It was the first cryptocurrency to go mainstream, but others are fast growing in popularity. There could be more than 1800 different types of cryptocurrencies in existence, and more are being developed every day. So how do we ensure digital currencies are safe? …