International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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About ISO

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  •  ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 168 national standards bodies.
  • The ISO story began in 1946 when delegates from 25 countries met at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London.
  • Its headquarters is based in Geneva Switzerland.
  • Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market-relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.
  •  An International Standard provides rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or for their results, aimed at achieving the optimum degree of order in a given context.
  • ISO standards are internationally agreed upon by experts Think of them as a formula that describes the best way of doing something. It provides standards for various sectors like-
    • Quality management
    • Environmental management
    •  Health and Safety
    • Energy management
    • Food safety
    • IT security

Practice MCQ

Consider the following statements regarding  International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

1.      It is an independent, inter-governmental international organization

2.      It is responsible for the creation of standards at the universal level

3.      Its headquarter is based in London

How many of the above statement is/are correct

(A)   Only one

(B)   Only two

(C)   All three

(D)   None

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