You may have heard about ISO Certification in Morocco or seen companies display their certification on documents, products, or vehicles.
What does ISO stand for? What does it mean? Are they necessary?
This article aims to provide you with an overview of what they are all about and provide the information you need to decide for yourself. Then, we’ll explain briefly what certification entails.
What is ISO Certification in Morocco?
Originally founded in 1946 by 25 civil engineers, the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) is responsible for ensuring consistency in specifications across different countries in Europe.
‘ISO’ is not an acronym, contrary to popular belief. According to ISO:
Founders chose ISO as a short form of the abbreviation ISO to avoid conflicts with other languages’ acronyms (IOS in English, OIN in French for Organization Internationale denormalization). Greek’isos’ means ‘equal,’ where ISO gets its name. No matter where we are or what language we speak, we are always ISO.”
Some ISO standards are developed in joint committees between the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission. For example, ISO/IEC refers to the joint committee between ISO and IEC.
What is the relevance of ISO today?
Since its Civil Engineering roots, ISO has come a long way. It has over 30,000 different standards covering everything from food safety to pharmaceuticals to information security to manufacturing standards, among many others. Due to their specific requirements, ISO allows us to order a credit card online and use it in any card reader in the UK, France, or Spain, or purchase a car seat in Italy that fits any vehicle in France thanks to their requirements.
Despite not being developed by ISO, the organization adopted the shipping container in 1968 as its “Standard Box.” This standard allowed vehicle manufacturers, shipbuilders, and handling companies to have common dimensions.
What are the benefits of ISO?
Acquiring a certification takes time, effort, money, and ongoing maintenance. There are strict regulations, and a certificate must be obtained from an accredited certification body. Organizations with fewer than 15 employees would not normally undergo certification unless a specific industry or contract requires it. Every organization can, however, benefit from working by the standards.
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