Vertical farming is a new sustainable farming concept that has received much hype. Transforming dilapidated warehouses and factories into urban farms to grow salads and vegetables has generated much interest, most notably in Japan and the United States.
Once an organization has implemented ISO/IEC 27001 the logical next step is certification. IECQ certification now offers a single, reliable approach to the application of one of the world’s best known and most trusted information security standards.
June is quite a special time of year for the IEC: it was the month the organization was founded back in 1906 and it is also the month of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs’ birthday. For the IEC, William Thomson has always been known as “Lord Kelvin”.
In 2015, the United Nations agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to make the world a safer, more peaceful and prosperous place, for all. International Standards and conformity assessment are playing a significant role.
On October 14, 1878, Thomas Edison filed his first patent application for “Improvement in Electric Lights”. Lighting technology has continued to evolve over the ensuing 140 years and milestones reached along the way have coincided with key dates in the history of the IEC.
Smart robot’s and other electronic toys are not only transforming the way that children play, but also creating new safety concerns. Parents need to be careful that the the increasingly complex devices that they are giving their children have been tested and certified.