What is ISO?
ISO is an international organization of national standards bodies from over 160 countries
- ISO has published over 24,000 standards since 1947
- ISO standards are developed by various technical committees (TCs) with experts from all over the world.
- These experts negotiate all aspects of the standard, including its scope, key definitions, and content.
- The technical committees consist of experts from relevant industries, but also from consumer associations, academia, NGOs, and governments.
- The development of ISO standards is based on a consensus approach, and comments from all stakeholders are taken into account. All ISO country members, regardless of the size or strength of the economy, are on the same footing in terms of their influence in standard development.