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ISO Strategy 2016-2020

The ISO Strategy outlines our priorities for the next five years. It provides guidance and strategic direction, helping us to respond to a future where constant change will require us to continually improve the ISO system. It is a living document, and strategic directions are adjusted as required.

Year of publication: 2015
Edition: 2

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ISO Calendar 2016

Featuring beautiful images by photographers from ISO member bodies, representing the impact of standards in our lives.

Year of publication: 2015

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Metrology, standardization and conformity assessment

A four page introduction that shows how metrology, standardization and conformity assessment are the three pillars of knowledge for developing a technical infrastructure, and there by enabling sustainable development and full participation in international trade and how they are linked together.

Year of publication: 2006

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ISO & Energy

The energy challenge cuts across borders and requires the concerted effort of all countries. ISO International Standards are developed with all stakeholders on board: industry, government and consumers. They represent global consensus on practical technological solutions that can be implemented everywhere.

Year of publication: 2012
Edition: 1

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ISO and Health

Health matters - in all communities, all over the world. Access to health services, quality care and safe medical practices and equipment is important to people everywhere.

We have over 1300 standards that focus on health, in many sectors ranging from dentistry to medical devices, and health informatics to traditional medicines.

In this brochure you can find out more about these standards and how they help improve the quality of care, reduce health care costs and protect the health and safety of patients all over the world.

Year of publication: 2016
Edition: 2

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ISO & Safety

ISO safety standards protect the health and safety of people and communities; save lives and reduce injury, and protect children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations.

Year of publication: 2013
Edition: 1

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How ISO standards support global car industry

There are few industries more global than the automotive sector whose supply chains link suppliers large and small, worldwide. ISO International Standards allow this system to mesh efficiently and effectively.

This brochure presents a compilation of recent articles from ISO Focus+ magazine and of press releases showing the scale of ISO's rapid responsiveness to the needs of this important sector.

Year of publication: 2012
Edition: 1

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Rio+20. Forging action from agreement

ISO has released a second edition of its brochure for the upcoming Rio+20 summit now including referrals from users and stakeholders on how voluntary ISO International Standards help to achieve the objective of sustainability.

Year of publication: 2012
Edition: 2

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ISO & Construction

This brochure gives a concise overview of ISO's substantial portfolio of International Standards for the construction sector. It underlines how ISO standards tackle the challenges of sustainable development at the same time as providing requirements for technical and functional performance.

Year of publication: 2012
Edition: 1

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ISO standards - What's the bottom line?

But how do ISO standards contribute to the economic returns of countries and companies? What is the "bottom line"? This brochures provides answers by giving examples in hard figures of the benefits of implementing ISO's and other voluntary, consensus-based standards.

Year of publication: 2012
Edition: 1

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ISO & Food

ISO's solutions for ensuring quality and safety in the food industry are the subject of this brochure which provides a concise overview of International Standards available and how they can help.

Year of publication: 2012
Edition: 1

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ISO/DIN essay contest for young standardizers in developing countries - International Standards and the urban environment

This award helps to encourage young standardizers in developing countries working for national standards bodies to engage in international standardization and to raise awareness of the importance of standards in promoting safe and sustainable economic development.
This year's theme focuses on the role of international standards in improving quality of life in urban areas.

Year of publication: 2016
Edition: 1

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The Lawrence D. Eicher Leadership Award

Learn more about the award and nominations process

Year of publication: 2016
Edition: 1

Annual Report 2014

Learn about our year in review and the activities we did to take standards forward.

Year of publication: 2015

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ISO - A trusted partner for development donors

This brochure demonstrate how ISO is an efficient and effective partner for creating and implementing technical assistance and training programmes for developing countries.

Year of publication: 2010
Edition: 1

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Chairs & Convenors Training course

Details about the Chairs and convenors training course which aims to build the capabilities of current and future leaders of ISO's technical work.

Year of publication: 2016
Edition: 1

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Fast forward

This publication will help developing countries and countries with economies in transition make optimal use of national standardization infrastructure as a lever for economic development, trading capacity and support for consumer, social and environmental protection. User-friendly introduction and practical tool for people tasked with the establishment, upgrading and management of a national standards body. Prepared jointly by ISO and UNIDO.

Year of publication: 2013
Edition: 2

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10 good things for SMEs

Managers of small businesses in 10 countries from around the world say how ISO standards contribute to their success.

Year of publication: 2014
Edition: 1

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ISO Action Plan for developing countries 2016-2020

ISO's Action Plan maps out how ISO aims to contribute to improving developing countries' economic growth and access to world markets and helping to achieve sustainable development.

Year of publication: 2016

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Today's state-of-the-art global solutions for CEOs

This package explains to busy managers the advantages of putting International Standards on the leadership agenda.

Year of publication: 2009
Edition: 1

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International Classification for Standards (ICS)

Serves as a structure for catalogues of international, regional and national standards and other normative documents, and as a basis for standing-order systems.

Year of publication: 2005
Edition: 6

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ISO in brief

An introduction to the ISO standardization system, the ISO system's output, ISO's partners and ISO's path forward.

Year of publication: 2015
Edition: 4

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ISO Code of Ethics

ISO Code of Ethics has been approved by ISO Council. It groups principles and commitments that already existed in a number of statutory documents, directives and General Assembly or Council resolutions.

Year of publication: 2004
Edition: 1

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Contribute to a sustainable world

The purpose of this brochure is to provide a concise overview of how ISO's technical programme, which has so far produced more than 17 400 International Standards, contribute to a sustainable world.

Year of publication: 2008
Edition: 1

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Historical record of ISO membership since its creation

A1 graphic table showing the historical record of ISO membership.

Year of publication: 2010
Edition: 14

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ISO Statutes

Trilingual document in English, French and Russian, of the complete text of ISO Statutes.

Year of publication: 2013
Edition: 17

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WTO/TBT Standards Code Directory

Gives information on standardizing bodies having accepted the WTO TBT Code of Good Practice for the Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards.

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