ISO standards are internationally agreed by experts

Think of them as a formula that describes the best way of doing something. 

It could be about making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials – standards cover a huge range of activities.

Standards are the distilled wisdom of people with expertise in their subject matter and who know the needs of the organizations they represent – people such as manufacturers, sellers, buyers, customers, trade associations, users or regulators.

For instance,

Discover some of the best-known and most widely-used standards, as well as those that address recently emerged challenges affecting us all.

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What ISO standards do for you

When things don't work as they should, it often means that standards are absent.

ISO 9001:2015
Quality management systems
ISO 9001 is the world's best-known quality management standard for companies and organizations of any size.
ISO/IEC 27001:2022
Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection
Information security management systems – Requirements
ISO 14001:2015
Environmental management systems
Improve your environmental performance with this family of standards.
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ISO contributes to all of the Sustainable development goals

Here you can see the number of ISO standards that apply to each Goal.