ISO Standards for businesses large and small

ISO standards are so widely used in business that for many people, the ISO name is linked to its management standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

What is less well known is that ISO management systems offer the same benefits to smaller businesses as they do to multinationals. By bringing a methodical and harmonized approach, complex concepts such as quality management are defined in a way that is easy to grasp and implement. But more than this ISO Standards have proven potential to save money through more efficient use of resources, such as energy.

Below you can find out more about the most commonly-used business management standards, who develops them, and new projects in the pipeline.

Benefits to business - whatever the size

An informative free brochure to ISO 9001 that clarifies some of the misconceptions around its implementation and use.
Managers of small businesses in 10 countries from around the world say how ISO standards contribute to their success.

The people who develop standards

Covering almost every sector you can think of, from Assistive products to Zinc alloys, ISO has over 200 technical committees. Below we've listed just a handful that we think will be of particular interest to you. If it doesn't have what you're looking for, you can find the complete list of technical committees here.

  • Related ISO technical committees

  • ISO/TC 68
    Financial services
  • ISO/TC 154
    Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration
  • ISO/TC 176
    Quality management and quality assurance
  • ISO/TC 267
    Facility management

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  • ISO 22000:2018
    Food safety management systems — Requirements for any organization in the food chain
  • ISO 10002:2018
    Quality management — Customer satisfaction — Guidelines for complaints handling in organizations
  • ISO 4217:2015
    Codes for the representation of currencies

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