Consumers contribute to new Environmental label standard

Doing one's bit for the environment has become a reflex for many consumers, who are attentive to the environmental impact of the products they buy. Environmental statements, symbols or graphics proliferate on products or package labels, which made it necessary to develop environmental labelling standards that take into consideration all the relevant aspects of the life-cycle of a product.

By | May 10th, 2016|Standards|0 Comments

Consumers want clear comparative pricing when choosing between products

A new international standard on Unit Pricing aims to deliver just this! Ian Jarratt is a member of the Queensland Consumers Association, which lead the campaign that resulted in large Australian supermarkets being required to provide the unit price (price per unit of measure) on shelf labels etc. He is Consumers International's expert on ISO [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|Standards|0 Comments

Consumers benefit from revised Home Thermal Insulation standard

Insulation acts as a barrier to heat loss and heat gain, particularly in roofs and ceilings, walls and floors. In many homes insulation is the most practical and cost effective way to make a house more energy efficient, keeping it cooler in summer and warmer in winter and saving up to 40 per cent in heating and cooling bills as outlined by the Dept. of Industry and Science Your energy savings.

By | March 15th, 2016|Everyday Consumer, Standards|1 Comment

Anti-corruption and anti-bribery

International Anti-Corruption Day 9 Dec 2015 is an opportunity to raise awareness to the damage it causes. Systemic bribery, among other things, lowers economic growth and discourages investment. It goes hand in hand with poverty and social inequality. But, most importantly, it is very difficult to eradicate. CFA representative Alan Asher is a member of [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|Standards|0 Comments

International Volunteer Day 5 December 2015

On 5 December 2015 we celebrate International Volunteer Day. First established by the United Nations thirty years ago, it’s a day for volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to showcase the difference they make in their communities.

By | December 4th, 2015|International Volunteer Day, Standards|0 Comments

Public comment now open on Wayfinding, particularly for those who are vision impaired

Standards Australia has released the standard on wayfinding available for public comment until the 18 January 2016.  Wayfinding within the built environment is an activity that affects everyone in a community.  AS 1428.4.2 specifies the minimum wayfinding design requirements to enable pedestrians particularly those who are blind or vision impaired to enter, to leave and [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Standards|0 Comments

World Standards Day 2015 – 14 October 2015

Have you ever wondered how your computer sends your documents to a printer from a different manufacturer? Imagine a world where you cannot use your credit card in every cash machine. Standards set out common rules and parameters so that products can work with each other.

By | October 13th, 2015|Standards, World Standards Day|0 Comments