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(ISO: Geneva) -- The number of management systems has risen dramatically in recent years, reflecting the needs and demands of more organizations looking to improve their performance across a wide range of areas and sectors. And most companies have more than one. The International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) useful guide to integrating management system standards—whether they be from ISO or not—has just been updated.

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(ISO: Geneva) -- New technologies, from robotics to machine learning, are ushering in a period of rapid change and development. While the aviation industry is working to reap the benefits of this industrial automation, standards, especially those of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 184—“Automation systems and integration,” Subcommittee 4—“Industrial data” (ISO/TC 184/SC 4), will play a key role in ensuring a smooth flight path—but only if they can keep up.

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(ISO: Geneva) -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced its intention to use ISO 13485 as the basis for its quality system legislation.

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Ageing wastewater systems are under threat from growing populations, urbanization, pollution. and climate change, not to mention human behavior. However, despite these challenges and fears for health and safety, the new ISO 24516 series is playing a key role in turning what many consider a burden into a valuable resource.

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A new version of ISO 31000:2009—“Risk management” is due to be unveiled early next year. As the threat of risks grows for governments, organizations, and the public alike, how can the new, streamlined standard help to make our future more secure?

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(ISO: Geneva) -- 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 or be told to call back later—all while paying an extortionate rate for the call itself.

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(ISO: Geneva) -- Wastewater irrigation is an economical and high-in-nutrients option for even the poorest farmers. But, if untreated, the consequences for our health and the environment can be catastrophic. Discover the techniques that could transform agriculture as we know it, offering perhaps the most sustainable and efficient use of resources available today.

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(ISO: Geneva) -- Companies created quite a buzz this year with the announcement that their plans to use drones to deliver packages are becoming a reality. As the technology continues to evolve, the number of users of, and uses for, unmanned aircraft systems has risen to new heights. The need for an International Standard is clear, but what’s the link with farming?

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(ISO: Geneva) -- Procurement makes up a substantial budget of any organization, so wouldn’t the world be a better place if it was done in a sustainable way? A new standard in development aims to help organizations do just that, and it has now reached one of the final stages in its development.

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(ISO: Geneva) -- The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is seeking applications for a new secretary-general. As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) urges relevant stakeholders to consider this opportunity.