ISO Standards – A Brief Background

The International Organisation for Standardisation was founded in 1947. Today, with more than 19,500 International Standards covering all aspects of technology and business, the organisation has members in 163 countries.

An ISO standard is a document confirming specifications regarding materials, products, services and processes. It offers a means to increase productivity, while reducing the likelihood of errors and waste.

ISO standards are developed by worldwide experts in relevant industries, consumer associations and government organisations.

International Standards inspire customer confidence in your products and services, helping to drive competitive edge for your company or organisation.

ISO certification facilitates fair trade throughout the global market, offering a flexible means of ensuring that both public and private sectors can adapt to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s global market.

Achieving ISO Certification to management system standards brings great benefits to your company – improving efficiency while actively promoting the effectiveness of business operations.

While the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is responsible for development of International Standards, it is not directly involved in certification of standards. Instead, this process is performed by external certification bodies – such as ourselves here at ISO Certification Services.

Once your company or organisation has achieved an ISO standard, we will issue a certificate to you, forming a written assurance that your product, service or system meets certain specific requirements.

If you’re seeking to gain all the benefits that ISO certification has to offer your company or organisation, why not contact us today to find out more? We look forward to hearing from you.

12 September 2012

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