International Organization for Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest producer of standards. ISO is an association of national standards institutes from over 150 countries. ISO started first as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 1906, and it early focus was in the areas of electrotechnology and engineering. In 1947 its name changed to ISO and its scope expanded to include all industrial standards. ISO has published more than 18,500 standards. One of the most widely known is ISO 9000 which establishes a framework for quality management of business processes. Today ISO comprises more than 260 technical committees operating in a wide range of subject domains.

List of ISO technical committees.

The ISO committees that produce standards in areas that have impacts on the language industry are described in separate topics in this portal. For information about ISO publications, visit the ISO Catalog

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