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ISO Offers 2012 Pictorial Calendar

Every day, everywhere, ISO standards

Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 09:22

A selection of center-page spreads from ISO Focus+, the magazine of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), filled with colorful graphic art conveying the benefits of international standards, provides the theme for the ISO 2012 calendar. Topics covered include motor vehicle safety, standards in everyday life, energy, accessibility of buildings, the economic benefits of standards, social responsibility, and space exploration.

In the introduction to the calendar, the theme is expressed: "All year round, in every region of the globe, ISO standards are in action. They help at work, in the home, and at play to ensure that important values are put into practice. Such values include quality, safety, efficiency, and environmental friendliness. Standards help to achieve these values while using fewer resources and less effort. In turn, this can mean lower prices for customers.

ISO standards are present in everything from tools to toys, medical devices to management, motor vehicles to space craft. Each issue of ISO's flagship magazine, ISO Focus+ carries a special report on one aspect of ISO's standardization work, or on ISO standards for a particular sector. A regular feature is the center-page spread, which presents the theme of the special report via striking graphics. Originally launched with the October 2009 issue of ISO Focus magazine, the center-page graphic has become a firm favorite.

Each page of the calendar features a popular center spread from ISO Focus+ magazine.

The pioneering 2009 center spread is featured in the calendar as well as the World Standards Day 2011 center spread, which highlighted a worldwide poster competition on the theme, "International standards—creating confidence globally."

October features the winning entry and runners up from ISO's World Standards Day 2011 poster competition.

The introduction to the calendar concludes: "Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and successful 2012 with the support of ISO standards—every day, everywhere!"

The ISO 2012 calendar is available from ISO national member institutes (see the complete list with contact details). It may also be obtained directly from the ISO Central Secretariat through the ISO Store.


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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 162 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. ISO is a nongovernmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. ISO enables a consensus to be reached on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society. View the ISO Standards list.