ISO Standards

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was established in 1947 with the mission of contributing to economic and social progress.

ISO’s international standards and deliverables were designed to support the following: facilitation of global trade; improvements to quality, safety and security; environmental and consumer protection, including the rational use of natural resources; and global dissemination of technologies and good practices.

The ISO is currently an association of approximately 149 national standards bodies, which each represent their own country. ISO employs a system of technical committees, sub-committees and working groups to develop international standards. For more information about ISO, visit

The ISO 9001:2000 standard, published by the International Organization for Standardization, is an international reference for quality management requirements and continuous improvement of business-to-business interactions.

The ISO 9001:2000 standard provides a tried and tested framework for taking a systematic approach to managing an organization’s processes so that it consistently turns out products and services that satisfy customer expectations.