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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.

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The global food industry has never faced more challenges. From tainted dairy products to contaminated beef, high-profile cases crop up regularly to dent consumer confidence, while leading companies work hard to reclaim lost faith. So how trustworthy is your food?

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(ISO: Geneva) -- Improving energy performance and reducing energy costs is one of the most important tasks that organizations throughout the world have to achieve. ISO 50001 on energy management can help organizations with this exercise.

Since its publication five years ago, ISO 50001 has gained much importance. In fact, nearly 7,000 organizations were already certified to the standard at the end of 2014.

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(ISO: Geneva) -- Exposure to ionizing radiation is a potential risk in many situations, and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has a score of standards that help ensure exposure levels are kept within safe limits. Now, two new standards have been published that focus on the dosimetric monitoring of medical staff and the radon that emanates from building materials.

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(ISO: Geneva) -- Vape and vapor products represent a technical and economic novelty. The electronic cigarette devices and their consumables, called e-liquids, are recognized as a genuinely disruptive innovation, having reached mass markets in many countries in just a few years. The use of electronic cigarettes has rapidly become popular around the world, especially in North America and Europe.