Tuesday, March 31, 2009

ISO - The International Organization for Standardization

Standards are documented agreements containing technical specifications or other precise criteria to be used consistently as rules, guidelines, to ensure that material, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 130 countries, one from each country.
ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947. ISO is made up of approximately 180 Technical Committees.

The purpose of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related world activities to facilitate the international exchange of goods and services, and to develop cooperation in intellectual, scientific, technological, and economic activity.

The results of ISO technical work are published as international standards. The standards discussed here are a result of this process

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