What is ISO?
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) originates from 1946 where 25 countries met at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London ‘to facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards’. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organisations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customers’ requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.
What are the Benefits of the Standards?
ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by lowering waste and errors and increasing productivity. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.
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.