International Organization for Standardization

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International Organization for Standardization

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(Units) an association composed of representatives of several national standards bureaus, founded in London in 1947 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, that establishes and maintains international standards for units of measurements, clothes sizes, technical terminology, etc. Abbreviation: ISO

International Organization for Standardization

A worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 100 countries, one from each country. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a non-governmental organization, established 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. ISO's work results in international agreements which are published as international standards. Also called ISO.
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The International Standards Organisation has certified Benfield Construction with the ISO 14001:2004.
Managing director Martin Woodhouse (front) shows the certificate from the International Standards Organisation to staff at Benfield Construction.
Advanced Instruments' Fluorophos(R) Test System - a rapid, extremely sensitive fluorimetric method for assessing alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in milk and milk products - has received unanimous approval as a full international standard method by The International Dairy Federation (IDF 155), the International Standards Organisation, (ISO 11816), and CEN European Standards Organisation.

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