ISO is an international Standard making body founded on, 23 Feb 1947.It has 163 member nations as in April 2012.The member countries are divided into three categories-member bodies, correspondent bodies and subscribers’ bodies. There are thousands of Quality standards that are published by the ISO.
Certification –The /companies desiring for the ISO certificate can apply for the same. There is a team of auditors that conduct visits to the companies and upon successful adherence of the parameters, allot certificate to the firms.
THE NAME GAME-The acronym is ISO rather than IOS in English because it would be different in the recognise languages; OIN (Organisation Internationale de normalisation) in French and MOS (Myezhdunarodnaya organizatsiya po standartizatsi) in Russian. Therefore the founders named it after a Greek Word ISOSwhich means equal. Hence, this convention would be used all over the world.