International Standard-Setting Body composed of representatives from various national standards organisations. ISO promotes
Founded on 23 February 1947, HQ in Geneva, Switzerland operates in 164 countries. One of the first organisations to be granted General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, which allows ISO to participate in the work of the United Nations.
Three official languages of ISO
ISO is a non-government organisation that comprises standards bodies in over 160 countries, with one standards body representing each member country. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for example, represents the United States.
Member organisations collaborate in the development and promotion of international standards for technology, scientific testing processes, working conditions, societal issues and more. ISO and its members then sell documents detailing these standards.
A General Assembly, which consists of representatives from ISO members and elected leaders (known as "Principal Officers), act as the decision-makers for ISO. The ISO headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland, where a central secretariat oversees all operations.
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The International Organization for Standardization is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organisations
Standards are the distilled wisdom of people with expertise in their subject matter and who know the needs of the organizations they represent – people such as manufacturers, sellers, buyers, customers, trade associations, users or regulators.
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ISO develops International Standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, but are not involved in their certification, and do not issue certificates. This is performed by external certification bodies, thus a company or organisation cannot be certified by ISO. An independent body of written assurance (a certificate) that the product, service or system in question meets specific requirements.
To be certified by the ISO means that you have been audited by an independent third party, and that you have demonstrated your business conforms to the requirements of the latest quality process standards Suitable for both small and large organisations. Better internal management. Less wastage. Increase in efficiency, productivity and profit. Improved customer retention and acquisition. Consistent outcomes, measured and monitored. Globally recognised standard.
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