What is ISO?
ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) is a non-governmental organisation that develops and publishes international standards for various industries and areas of business. It was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
ISO’s goal is to facilitate international trade by promoting uniformity and consistency in the development, implementation, and certification of standards. ISO standards cover a wide range of areas, including quality management, environmental management, information security, food safety, and many others.
ISO standards are developed through a consensus-based approach that involves representatives from member countries and other stakeholders. Once a standard is developed and published, it can be voluntarily adopted by organisations around the world to demonstrate compliance with best practices in a given area.
Improve Operations and Demonstrate Commitment
ISO is not a regulatory agency and does not have the power to enforce its standards. However, many organisations choose to adopt ISO standards voluntarily to improve their operations and demonstrate their commitment to quality, safety, and environmental sustainability.