ISO Full Form

What is the Full form of ISO?

The full form of ISO is the International Organization for Standardization. It is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. The ISO makes standards and guidelines for a variety of businesses and purposes and publishes technical reports. It was founded on 23 February 1947 and the organization promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards.

It operates in 162 countries and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The name ISO is not an acronym but comes from the Greek term isos implying equal, which means that if two things reach the same norm, they must be equally represented.

History of ISO

  • ISO started as the ISA (International Federation of the National Standardizing Associations) in the 1920s. It was discontinued during the 2nd World War in 1942.
  • But, after the battle, the newly created UNSCC (United Nations Standards Coordinating Committee) presented ISA with a plan to set up a new universal body of standards.
  • ISO’s three official languages are English with spelling in Oxford, French, and Russian

Advantages of ISO certification

  • All the procedures you select are measured, organized and clarified to employees.
  • Training new workers are simpler.
  • Problems can be found earlier, and solutions are strengthened.
  • Improves consumer loyalty
  • A reasonable comprehension of client needs.
  • You have a more reliable view of your business
  • Suppliers do more than just partner
  • Connectivity increases.
  • Staff members get to understand the company more
  • Employee involvement is increased.


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