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What is an ISO-certified company?

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A company that is ISO-certified has met or surpassed one of the sets of certification requirements set by the International Organization for Standardization. ISO is an organization that develops international certification standards for various industries.

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ISO does not perform certification exams, but it does create criteria that can be used by external certification bodies. ISO certification criteria usually have a number designation appended to them, such as ISO 9001 for quality management standards or ISO 14001 for environmental management standards. ISO certification programs are generally designed to be adaptable for use in certifying businesses of various sizes that operate in a range of industries.

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