ISO: Global standards for trusted goods and services

Standards define what great looks like, setting consistent benchmarks for businesses and consumers alike — ensuring reliability, building trust, and simplifying choices.

Making lives easier, safer and better.

ISO at COP28: Accelerating climate action
ISO and its members are taking part in COP28 to showcase how standards can accelerate climate action.

What can standards do for you?

International standards ensure that the products and services you use daily are safe, reliable, and of high quality. They also guide businesses in adopting sustainable and ethical practices, helping to create a future where your purchases not only perform excellently but also safeguard our planet. In essence, standards seamlessly blend quality with conscience, enhancing your everyday experiences and choices.

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ISO: the International Organization for Standardization

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization. It brings global experts together to agree on the best ways of doing things, from making products to managing processes. Our mission is to make lives easier, safer and better – for everyone, everywhere.

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ISO 9001:2015
Quality management systems
ISO 45001:2018
Occupational health and safety management systems
Requirements with guidance for use
ISO/IEC 27001:2022
Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection
Information security management systems
ISO 14001:2015
Environmental management systems
Requirements with guidance for use
The circular economy: building trust through conformity assessment
Standards and conformity assessment provide assurance on aspects of the circular economy including product lifetime and recyclability, safety and efficiency.
Embracing net zero: a crucial step towards a sustainable future
Achieving net-zero carbon emissions is not just an environmental imperative; it also presents significant opportunities for organizations of all sizes.