ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). ISO standards are voluntary, developed by experts in the industrial, technical and business sectors to be globally relevant and represent a consensus on the state of the art. ISO certification is determined by a conformity assessment that checks that the scope of registration meet the specifications of a relevant standard.
ISO 17025:1999 (General Requirements for the Competence of Testing Laboratories): Enables a laboratory to develop competent testing processes which demonstrate its ability to use competent staff with ethical behavior and well-defined procedures to minimize control process variation and meet customer requirements.
ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System): Enables an organization to develop an Environmental policy and establish objectives and processes which take into account legal requirements, actions needed to improve its performance and lessen its impact on the environment.
ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System): Enables an organization to develop a Quality policy and establish objectives and processes which demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and regulatory requirements, and enhances customer satisfaction and continual improvement of the system.
ISO 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System): Enables an organization to develop a Health and Safety policy and establish objectives and processes which promote a safe and healthy work environment that identifies and controls risks, reduces the potential for accidents, meets regulatory requirements and improves overall performance.