ISO has a number of awards that help promote different aspects of international standardization.
- The Lawrence D Eicher Award recognises excellence in standards development and is open to all ISO and ISO/IEC technical committees.
- The ISO/DIN essay contest for young standardizers in developing countries recognizes young professionals working in standardization in developing countries.
In addition, from time to time ISO offers awards to selected sectors to recognise excellence and expertise in the world of standardization. Some past awards include:
- The ISO Prize aimed at leaders in business, government and academia from outside the ISO community for their outstanding contribution to the understanding or use of ISO standards
- The ISO Award For Higher Education, which aims to encourage and recognize successful programmes in higher education on standardization