The standards also serve to safeguard consumers and the end-users of products and services, ensuring that certified products conform to the minimum standards set internationally.as its name in the three official languages would have different acronyms.They are generally issued with the expectation that the affected standard will be updated or withdrawn at its next scheduled review. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission) are made freely available.ISO documents are copyrighted and ISO charges for most copies. A standard published by ISO/IEC is the last stage of a long process that commonly starts with the proposal of new work within a committee.A working group (WG) of experts is set up by the TC/SC for the preparation of a working draft.When the scope of a new work is sufficiently clarified, some of the working groups (e.g., MPEG) usually make open request for proposals—known as a "call for proposals".Members meet annually at a General Assembly to discuss ISO's strategic objectives.
A publicly available specification is usually "an intermediate specification, published prior to the development of a full International Standard, or, in IEC may be a 'dual logo' publication published in collaboration with an external organization".
The standards help businesses increase productivity while minimizing errors and waste.