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About ISO!

The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) story began in 1946 when delegates from 25 countries met at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London and decided to create a new international organization 'to facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards'. In February 1947 the new organisation, ISO, officially began operations. Since then, ISO have published over 19 500 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and manufacturing.

ISO is the world`s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, they help to break down barriers to international trade.

ISO develops International Standards. ISO were founded in 1947, and since then have published more than 19 500 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business. From food safety to computers, and agriculture to healthcare, ISO International Standards.

ISO is a network of national standards bodies. These national standards bodies make up the ISO membership and they represent ISO in their country.

On today ISO have members from 169 countries and 3,368 technical bodies to take care of standard development. ISO office is located at Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.

ISO 9001; 2008 is one of the most popular standard provided by ISO and was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 176, Quality Management and Quality Assurance, Subcommittee SC 2, Quality Systems.

The ISO 9001 standard is related to quality management systems and designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to the product/ Service. The standards are published by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, and available through National standards bodies. ISO 9001 deals with the fundamentals of quality management systems, including the eight management principles on which the ISO 9000 family of standards is based. ISO 9001 deals with the requirements that organizations wishing to meet the standard have to fulfill


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