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14 September 2011

New ISO Standard to ensure resilience throughout the supply chain

Emergencies, crises, and disasters like the tsunami in Japan or the recent riots in London, can happen at any time. Organisations are increasingly implementing risk management processes to ensure continuity, but if their suppliers are unable to deliver, or customers are unable to purchase, the ability of an organisation to achieve its objectives would be compromised. Security management systems for the supply chain – Development of resilience in the supply chain – Requirements with guidance for use ISO 28002:2011 promotes resilience at every step in the supply chain.

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ISO Standard for sensory assessment of colours

Sensory analysis – Guidelines for sensory assessment of the colour of products ISO 11037:2011 ensures that sensory colour assessments are conducted under similar conditions and results are communicated in a consistent manner. 'ISO 11037 is a powerful tool for industry because it enables colour comparisons of products assessed anywhere in the world by different observers,' says Huguette Nicod, Chair of the technical subcommittee that developed the Standard.

Accessible packaging design – new ISO Standard

Packaging – Accessible design – General requirements ISO 11156:2011 provides a framework for packaging design that takes into account the varying physical and sensory capabilities of users. This ensures the packaging can be used not only by people with visual, hearing, motor, or cognitive disabilities, but also by the elderly, the temporarily disabled – and by those with no disability at all. The Standard complies with ISO/TR 22411:2008 and ISO/IEC Guide 71:2001, aimed mainly at designers and evaluators working in the field of standardisation. ISO 11156 can also be used by manufacturers, laboratories, service providers, educators, and others.

Related Standards

  • ISO/TR 22411:2008 Ergonomics data and guidelines for the application of ISO/IEC Guide 71 to products and services to address the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities
  • ISO/IEC Guide 71:2001 Guidelines for Standards developers to address the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities

Lighting of work places – revised BS Standard

Light and lighting. Lighting of work places. Indoor work places BS EN 12464-1:2011 encourages designers to plan and introduce appropriate lighting controls for regular lighting layouts in buildings. Significant changes in this revised version encourage designers to consider all light sources, including natural light, not just electric lighting, as previously. The Standard recognises the importance of daylight for energy saving and includes the requirement for ceiling and wall illuminance to increase the brightness of a room.

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