23 February 1947

International Organization for Standardization is founded.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization that develops and publishes standards for various industries and fields. ISO is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has members from over 165 countries.

ISO’s main objective is to promote worldwide standardization and to facilitate international trade by developing and publishing internationally recognized standards for products, services, and systems. These standards cover a wide range of topics, including quality management, environmental management, information technology, energy management, and many more.

ISO standards provide a common set of guidelines and best practices that businesses, governments, and other organizations can use to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of their products, services, and operations. Compliance with ISO standards can also help organizations demonstrate their commitment to meeting customer needs and regulatory requirements.

ISO standards are developed through a consensus-based process that involves input from industry experts, national standards bodies, and other stakeholders. Once a standard is developed and published, it is reviewed regularly to ensure it remains relevant and up-to-date with changes in technology, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.