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.

Discover the standards for the circular economy

Three newly published standards from ISO help guide organizations of all types and sizes in the shift towards a circular economy model that emphasizes the sustainable management and renewal of natural resources.

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.

What is a standard?

Dive deep into the world of quality and consistency.

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Looking to get certified?

Discover how conformity with a standard is assessed by certification bodies and others.

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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 climate change to artificial intelligence, our mission is to make lives easier, safer and better – for everyone, everywhere.

Climate finance: The key to a sustainable future

Reversing the climate crisis requires massive global investments. The more we wait, the higher the costs, both in terms of mitigating global temperature rise and coping with its impacts.

Tech-enabled healthcare: How innovations are shaping the future of medicine

Health connects each one of us to one another. No matter where we are in the world, who we are or what we do, the state of our health is a key determinant in our quality of life. 

Electronic health records explained

Electronic health records can revolutionize healthcare for both patients and providers. By promoting collaboration between health professionals, they foster a patient-centred approach to healthcare delivery.