ISO standards are documents that collect requirements that can be used in organizations to ensure that the products and services provided by said entities meet their objective. To date, the International Organization for Standardizatoin (ISO) has published some 19.500 international standards that can be accessed from its website www.iso.org.
The main objective of ISO standards is to ensure that products and services reach the desired quality. For organizations they represent instruments that help to reduce costs, since in a certain way they allow the minimization of errors and above all contribute to the increase in productivity.
ISO international standards are essential to reach national and foreign markets, and thus standardize trade in different countries.
The ISO concept encompasses thousands of standards involved in the day-to-day life of a person or entity, such as those focused on guaranteeing the safety of toys or road safety. When an article has any of these regulations, society can be sure that they are reliable, meeting the quality demanded internationally.
Advantages of ISO standards
ISO standards were created with the aim of offering coordination, guidance, simplification and unification of criteria to organizations and companies, thinking of increasing the effectiveness and reduce costs, in addition to standardizing product and service standards.
They were adopted by a large number of companies from different countries due to the need to standardize the characteristics and safety and quality parameters of products and services.
- They allow to satisfy the demands of an increasingly demanding customer.
- They provide elements so that a organization You can achieve a higher level of quality in your services or products.
- It is an effective way to gain a competitive advantage.
- Get that companies can decrease costes and increase competitiveness.
- Reduce rejections or incidents in production.
- Better access to large administrations and clients, and to international markets.