The International Organization for Standardization is an independent, non-governmental organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization works to promote worldwide standards in commercial, industrial and proprietary applications. ISO is composed of multinational members and works in 162 countries as of March 2017.

Standardization is designed to aid in the production of services and products that are reliable, safe and of good quality. Universal standardization enables products from diverse markets to be compared in a non-biased manner, promotion fair global trade and helping to increase productivity while minimizing waste and errors.

Some of the best known standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization include:

ISO 9001: Quality Management: Designed to ensure that products and services meet customer expectations.

ISO 14001: Environmental Management: Focused on the improvement of environmental performance.

ISO / IEC 27001: Information Security Management: Developed in conjunction with the IEC to determine best practices and standards for securing information.

 

 

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