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What is a standard? A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.

Standards bring technological, economic and benefits to society. They help to harmonize technical specifications of products and services making industry more efficient and breaking down barriers to international trade. Conformity to International Standards helps reassure consumers that products are safe, efficient, and good for the environment.

Standards are strategic tools and guidelines to help companies tackle some of the most demanding challenges of modern business. They ensure that business operations are as efficient as possible, increase productivity and help companies access new markets.

What is the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)?
“ISO” is a word, derived from the Greek isos, meaning “equal”. The name “ISO” is used around the world to denote the International Organization for Standardization. The use of this word, rather than an acronym such as IOS, avoids the plethora of acronyms resulting from the translation of “International Organization for Standardization” into different languages.

The International Organization for Standardization is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 140 countries. According to its website, its mission is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. The International Organization for Standardization’s work results in international agreements that are published as international standards. For more information, visit the International Organization for Standardization’s website at www.iso.org.

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ISO – International Organization for Standardization – www.iso.org

American Society for Quality – www.asq.org

American National Standards Institute (e-standard) – www.ansi.org

ANSI (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board ) – www.anab.org

American Society for Testing and Materials – www.astm.org

Baldrige National Quality Program – www.nist.gov/baldrige

The Department of Defense Single Stock Point
for Military Specifications, Standards and Related Publications – www.nysl.nysed.gov/reference

Government Printing Office (GPO) – www.gpo.gov

International Aerospace Quality Group – www.sae.org/iaqg

National Archives and Records Administration’s Code of Federal Regulations –
Retrieve CFR by citation – www.gpoaccess.gov

National Institute of Standards and Technology – www.nist.gov

Recycling Standards
e-Stewards – www.e-stewards.org
BAN- Basel Action Network – www.ban.org
R2 Solutions as of 6/4/14, welcomed the formation of SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International), which will succeed R2 Solutions in developing and promoting the R2 Standard. To learn more about SERI or the R2 Standard, please visit  www.SustainableElectronics.org     Click here to read the Press Release 6/5/14
RIOS – www.isri.org

Internet Sign WebOther Standards Information: www.iso.org

TL 9000 – QuEST Forum – www.questforum.org

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) – www.sfiprogram.org

Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers (BIFMA) –www.bifma.org or www.levelcertified.org

ISO 50001 and SEP – www.iso.org

Technology Standards
ISO 27001 IT Security Management

For more information on the Information Technology Security Management Standard ISO 27001 click here.

ISO 20000 IT Service Management
For more information on the Information Technology Service Management Standard ISO 20000 click here.

Preparedness:  Business Continuity Standards:
ISO 22301   For more information on the Standard go to:  www.iso.org

Additional General Information: www.standards-stores.com


Articles/Publications:

Quality Digest: www.qualitydigest.com
Article:  Why Management System Standards Add Value   click here to download
Quality Digest Survey- How Do Registrars Measure Up  Click here

Quality Magazine: www.qualitymag.com

Click here to read Quality Digest article “The Hidden Cost of Cheap Certification”

Click here to view Orion’s Independent, Confidential, Customer Satisfaction Survey Testimonials

Click here to read Independent survey of What is the Single Most Important Reason Clients Choose to be Certified

 

 

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