Tag: ISO Standards

Missing persons and refugees – a new target for standardization?

In 2016, over 65.6 million people worldwide were uprooted from their homes by war and persecution. ISO Standards help develop solutions for humanitarian work.

New ISO standard on video fire detectors will help save lives

Early detection of fire and smoke are essential to save lives, property and the environment. Modern technology such as video fire detectors, especially in some high-risk places like tunnels, oil and gas environments, public buildings or storage areas, enable a fast response to a potential fire. A new ISO technical specification on video fire detectors ...

Four tips for Business Continuity in a disaster-prone world

Disaster strikes when you least expect it, and it’s increasingly been shown that organizations can no longer afford to believe that such emergencies won’t happen to them. Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) planning has become a major priority for companies, but a number of them are still lacking the strategy necessary to ensure that ...

Why the future belongs to standards

A quick glance at the accelerating technological change over recent years, and the subsequent upheavals, could be enough to make us all fear for the future of the global economy. However, there are good reasons to be hopeful: the rapid changes in today’s interconnected world call for a renewed interest in international standards, making them ...

Improving the customer experience with a new standards for call centers

We all know the frustration of phoning a call center, only to be put on hold for an interminable amount of time or taken through a long and complex series of options before arriving at a dead end. And when we finally get hold of someone, it is usually to battle with the language barrier ...

How standards help small and medium sized businesses

ISO International Standards help businesses of any size and sector reduce costs, increase productivity and access new markets. When it comes to SMEs, confidence has a nickname that's recognized worldwide. Now you know it too. It's ISO. For small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), standards can help to: Build customer confidence that your products are safe and reliable Meet ...

An ISOteric experience at PECB Insights Conference

We were invited to attend the first PECB Insights Conference in Montreal. We shared, discussed and learned a lot about Information Security. Expert speakers, tasty food, an ISOteric experience! Thank you PECB for the invitation!

ISO 52000 leads the way on clean energy building solutions

If you want to find major emitters of global carbon dioxide, look no further than your city’s skyline. Buildings account for more than one-third of all final energy consumption and half of global electricity use. And they’re responsible for approximately one-third of global carbon emissions. According to the International Energy Agency, energy consumption in buildings ...

Smart City Concept Model (SCCM) published

Ten years ago, the UN announced that the human race had reached a tipping point. 2007 marked the year that more than 50 % of the world’s population lived in cities. Today, that proportion is far higher and for billions city-life is the only way imaginable. Fortunately a new ISO/IEC is helping make that ongoing ...

All aboard!! A new ISO standard will help keep trains on time

Whether it is due to the wrong type of leaf on the tracks, staff on strike or signal problems, train delays are, for many of us, a part of life (except if you live in Switzerland!). However, guidelines just published hope to change all that, by bringing a quality management approach to the rail sector. ...

New ISO handbook brings environmental management to SMEs

Implementing an environmental management system can be challenging for small businesses. ISO’s new handbook has been designed to assist SMEs in improving their environmental performance using ISO 14001. The benefits of addressing environmental issues are not only linked to the protection of the environment, they can also be found in a company’s business performance and ...

ISO 50001 highlighted as key tool for climate action at Clean Energy Ministerial

With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, the revision of ISO 50001 on energy management systems was given a major boost at the recently concluded Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), a high-level global forum working to advance clean energy globally. Energy ministers and high-level decision makers, together with technical experts and ...