ISO represents International Organization for Standardization. ISO in Greek means “Equal”. ISO has a network institutes in 157 countries. It’s Central Secretariat is in Geneva (Switzerland). It was established on February 23, 1947. ISO is a non-governmental organization. It deals with the worlds largest developer of International standards. It acts has a bridge between public and private sector.
ISO has published 22306 International Standards and related documents. It covers almost every industry, from technology to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare. The most common standards are given below.
ISO 9001, ISO 10002, ISO 10006, ISO 10007, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 14298, TS 16949, ISO 17020, ISO 17025, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 29990, ISO 45001, ISO 50001. In short ISO can be said as a series of frameworks or standards that help you run your business efficiently. ISO certification is proof from a third party, which proves your organisation is working on international standards. ISO gives higher credibility to your organisation.