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How many ISO standards are there?

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

Some of the best-known ISO standards are...

  • ISO 9001, the international standard for quality management systems

  • ISO 27001, the international standard for information security management systems

  • ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems

...but these three standards merely represent the tip of the iceberg.


What other ISO standards exist?

The ISO Standards Catalogue comprises more than 25 thousand standards covering virtually every aspect of modern-day management, manufacturing and technology.

We've already mentioned three of the most widely-used ISO standards, but ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety) and ISO 50001 (energy management) are also utilised by all sorts of different organisations. And perhaps you've heard of ISO 8601, which sets out a universal date-and-time format that's free from ambiguity.

The ISO website actually features a Popular Standards page that lists "our greatest hits". But again, this is just scratching the surface - the majority of ISO standards are very specific to a particular niche.

If you want an example of a more obscure ISO standard, how about ISO 4210, which covers the safety requirements for bicycles? Or ISO 20127, which concerns "the physical properties of powered toothbrushes"?


How to get ISO certified

If your business needs ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and/or ISO 14001 certification, we at ISO Accelerator can help. Our remote certification process makes it easier than ever to obtain ISO certification - and since it takes place entirely online, there's no need for any meetings or lengthy consultation sessions.

Contact us now or use the links below to find out how we can help you to get certified.

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