ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer of standards. Although ISO's principal activity is the development of technical standards, ISO standards also have important economic, environmental, and social repercussions. ISO standards make a positive difference, not just to engineers and manufacturers for whom they solve basic problems in production and distribution, but to society as a whole. ISO standards contribute to making the development, manufacturing and supply of products and services more efficient, safer and cleaner.
The standards make trade between countries easier and fairer and provide governments with a technical base for health, safety and environmental legislation. They aid in transferring technology to developing countries. ISO standards also serve to safeguard consumers, and users in general, of products and services - as well as make their lives simpler. ISO 9001 is intended for use in organizations who do design, development, installation and servicing of their product. ISO addresses how to meet customer needs effectively. This is the only implementation for which third-party auditors may grant certifications.
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