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ISO : International Organisation for Standardisation

04 Dec 2020

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 162 national standards bodies.


Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. Our Central Secretariat is based in Geneva, Switzerland.


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 more than 19000 International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare.


IAF, ISO and ILAC have a tripartite memorandum of understanding.