This page contains resources to support the work of individuals involved in standards development. The majority of this information is not password protected. However, some links may take you to pages where your login is required.
Code of Conduct
Participants in ISO committees, working groups or consensus groups are asked to work to the principles in the Code of Conduct (PDF 100 KB).
Competition law guidelines
Compliance with competition law in the standards-setting process is essential to ensure that markets operate efficiently and competitively, and that the ISO standards development process remains a platform of trust. ISO provides broad guidelines on competition law issues for all participants in the ISO standards development process.
Any questions regarding the guidelines on competition law can be directed to the ISO legal team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All participants in the ISO standardization activities shall respect the copyright of ISO publications and drafts developed, as well as of any content submitted to ISO. This is reflected in a Declaration to which all those involved in ISO standardization must agree.
Policy on communication about committee work to external parties and document retention
Participants in the ISO standards development process may be asked (e.g. by the media), or may wish on their own initiative (e.g. through social media), to share information with external parties about various aspects of committee work. ISO has developed a Policy for such external communications.
Data Protection Policy
All those participating in ISO standardization activities have rights and obligations related to data protection. These are reflected in the Data Protection Policy for ISO members and a Declaration to which all those involved in ISO standardization must agree. It applies to data stored on ISO IT tools, as well as any personal data collected in the course of standardization work (e.g. attendance lists, minutes).
Explanation of terms and expressions used in ISO standards
ISO uses specific terms and expressions to differentiate between requirements and recommendations in its International Standards. This has implications for conformity assessment. Find out more about terms and expressions.
International Standards and trade
ISO observes and promotes the WTO principles in the development of its International Standards. This is to ensure that they do not create barriers to trade. Find out more about ISO standards and trade.