ISO (International Organization of Standardization)

What is ISO (International Organization for Standardization)?

The ISO, or International Organization for Standardization, is the world’s largest developer and publisher of voluntary international standards.

Since 1946, the ISO has published more than 19,500 international standards for industries ranging from agriculture to technology. These specifications enable investors and consumers to assess their options consistently across businesses, borders and languages. They also provide baseline measures for progress in emerging fields, from software security to renewable energy.

ISO standards establish exacting, world-class trade specifications for quality, safety and efficiency in goods and services. Meeting current ISO standards is a rigorous process with industry-specific documentation requirements, and can prove time-intensive even with the fast-track process. For support and information, explore our corporate compliance solutions.