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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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