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ISO Standards

What are ISO standards?

ISO standards are an internationally agreed-upon set of standards developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an organization founded in 1947 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

The organization is active in over 160 countries and has published nearly 25 000 standards covering fields as diverse as manufactured products, technology, food safety, agriculture, and healthcare.

Below are the most common ISO standards which IsoMetrix’s HSEQ and risk management software assists our clients with.

ISO 9001 - Quality

This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach, and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good-quality products and services.

ISO 14001 - Environmental Management

ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system, and provides assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

ISO 26000 - Social Responsibility

Although not a management system standard, ISO 26000 helps clarify what social responsibility is, helps businesses and organizations translate principles into effective actions, and shares best practices relating to social responsibility.

ISO 31000 - Risk Management

This ISO standard provides principles, a framework, and a process for managing risk, and helps organizations increase the likelihood of achieving objectives, improve the identification of opportunities and threats, and effectively allocate and use resources for risk treatment. ISO 31000 cannot be used for certification purposes, but does provide guidance for internal or external audit programmes.

ISO 45001 - Occupational Health and Safety

ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, and gives guidance for its use. This enables organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as proactively improving OH&S performance.