ISO has developed over 18 500 International Standards on a variety of subjects and some 1100 new ISO standards are published every year. The full range of technical fields can be seen from the listing International Standards. Users can browse that listing to find bibliographic information on each standard and, in many cases, a brief abstract. The online ISO Standards listing integrates both the ISO Catalogue of published standards and the ISO Technical program of standards under development.
Management and leadership standards.
ISO standards that provide requirements or give guidance on good management practice are among the best known of ISO’s offering. Many, although not all, are modeled on the management system structure of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. In addition, the management standards are divided into those which can be used for certification, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, and those which are not certifiable, requirements standards, but provide guidance, such as ISO 26000 and ISO 31000.
ISO 9001 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization:
• needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide a product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
• aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
All requirements of ISO 9001 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size and product provided.
Where any requirement(s) of ISO 9001 cannot be applied due to the nature of an organization and its product, this can be considered for exclusion. Where exclusions are made, claims of conformity to ISO 9001 are not acceptable unless these exclusions are limited to requirements within Clause 7, and such exclusions do not affect the organization’s ability, or responsibility, to provide a product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.