What is ISO (International Organization for Standardization)?

ISO Definition

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international nongovernmental organization made up of national standards bodies; it develops and publishes a wide range of proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards and is comprised of representatives from various national standards organizations. ISO is an independent, nongovernmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies. Source: https://www.iso.org/about-us.html

ISO compliance refers to the creation of, and adherence to, policies, processes, and procedures. ISO standards include ISO 9000, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO 14971.

What is ISO

Example ISO Standards:

  • ISO 9000 Family: Quality Management
  • ISO 13485: Medical Devices
  • ISO/IEC 17025: Testing And Calibration Laboratories
  • ISO 20121: Sustainable Events
  • ISO 22000: Food Safety Management
  • ISO 26000: Social Responsibility
  • ISO/IEC 27001: Information Security Management
  • ISO 31000: Risk Management
  • ISO 3166: Country Codes


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