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What is ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
International Organization for Standardization, usually the abbreviation ISO is used. It is a worldwide federation of national standard bodies based in Geneva. It was founded on February 23, 1947.

ISO_logoInternational Organization for Standardization, usually the abbreviation ISO is used. It is a worldwide federation of national standard bodies based in Geneva. It was founded on February 23, 1947.

ISO publishes internationals standards under the same designation ISO. There are currently more than 18,000 ISO standards. International Organization for Standardization has currently 162 members, of which there are 105 full members, 47 corresponding members and 10 candidates for membership. Although ISO has a worldwide scope, its extension is most important especially in European countries.

In terms of management, the most important are following ISO standards:

  • ISO 9001 - Quality management system
  • ISO/TS 10004:2010 - Quality management system - customer satisfaction - Guidelines for monitoring and measurement
  • ISO 10006 - Guidelines for quality management in projects
  • ISO 13485 - Quality Management Systems - Medical Devices - Requirements for regulatory purposes
  • ISO 14001 - Environmental management systems
  • ISO 16949 - Quality management system for automotive production and relevant service part organization
  • ISO 17799 - Information Security Management System
  • ISO 19439 - Enterprise Integration - Framework for Enterprise Modeling
  • ISO 20000 - IT Service Management System
  • ISO 21500 - Guidance on project management
  • ISO 26000 - Guidance on social responsibility
  • ISO 27000 - Information security management systems
  • ISO 31000 - Risk management - Principles and Guidelines

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