ISO a key part of business around the world

May 27, 2011 8:00 am Published by

Globe“ISO” can seem a bit dry at first. Just another bureaucratic acronym, perhaps. Or another example of corporate-speak.

The term stands for the International Organization for Standardization. That’s the non-governmental standard-setting body founded in 1947 comprised of representatives from various national standards organizations.

For many companies around the world, ISO standards define who they are – the way processes are created and followed, the way they work, the way they achieve excellence every day.

No matter what the industry, being ISO certified is more than a plaque on the wall. It’s a necessity of doing business with tangible results.

Having international standards in place ensures people, products, systems and equipment work more efficiently and safely. ISO standards also enhance quality, drive innovation, facilitate global trade, solve problems and safeguard employees. For some industries, being ISO certified is as much a need for business as people and capital. They wouldn’t survive.

Just think – without having ISO standards in place, businesses and organizations may not reach their full potential. Quality could suffer. There might be fewer business opportunities. Profitability might suffer.

ISO doesn’t seem so boring now, does it?

Learn more about the benefits of ISO certification.

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This post was written by Roy D'Ardenne