What are International Standards?

Standards are published by the International Organization for Standardization, based in Switzerland.  It is an independent organization with 161 member nations.

International Standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade.

ISO has published 22043  International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare. ISO International Standards impact everyone, everywhere.

Implementing and maintaining these Standards is an important first step in demonstrating efforts to follow best practices.  For some businesses, following the relevant Standards is mandatory, and for others it is an important way to demonstrate to consumers, lenders and investors that the business is diligent and serious about its legitimacy.

via http://www.iso.org: About us

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