ISO refers to the International Organisation for standardization which is an independent and non-governmental body which sets the standards for the products, materials, services, etc. The word ISO is the derivation of a Greek word ‘isos’, means equal. From the meaning itself very clear they are about to make equality among the business, in order make everything and everywhere equal they are providing standards that need to be fulfilled by an organisation or business in order to get certification.
ISO has now 161 countries to make certification based on the standards provided by them, which indirectly clears those countries and standard are equal. ISO only formulates the standards and publish such things, it won’t involve in the certification activities, external certification body will do the process of certification, by the following the CASCO standards. In India, we have more than 30 certification bodies like Bureau of Indian Standards, and last year additionally OSS certification services (p) ltd, Equalities systemcert (p) ltd, Quest standard (p) ltd were authorized by ISO.