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Short answer: nobody is required to be ISO 27001 certified, but this standard can be extremely useful if your organisation is looking to protect against cyberattacks and reassure customers that their private information is in safe hands.

ISO 27001 Information Security

ISO/IEC 27001 – commonly shortened to ISO 27001 – is the global standard for information security management systems. Organisations of all sizes and across all sectors can obtain ISO 27001 certification by implementing a compliant information security management system (ISMS) and verifying it through an accredited certification body.


Climate change

On 23rd February 2024, ISO published a pair of 'Climate Action Amendments' for their Management Systems Standards (MSS).

These amendments affect a number of existing standards, and they will also be present in all new standards that are currently in development or under revision.


Short answer: no, ISO 9001 does not cover health and safety. The ISO standard for occupational health and safety is ISO 45001.

Health and Safety Sign - Caution Wet Floor

ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management systems. It has nothing to do with health and safety, which has its own ISO standard (ISO 45001).


Innovative brands keeping businesses on track

We're pleased to report that ISO Accelerator has been featured by The Times in a list of "10 innovative brands keeping businesses on the right track" (published 30th January 2024).


How many ISO standards are there?

As of 30th January 2024, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published 25,176 international standards.