International Organization for Standardization World Map of States with members of the ISO committees. Colors: Ex officio Members for Members concluded Other States classified ISO 3166-1, not members of the ISO The International Organization for Standardization, or ISO (Greek (isos), ‘equal’, and whose English name is International Organization for Standardization), born after World War II (23 February 1947), is the agency responsible for promoting the development of international standards of manufacturing, commerce and communication for all industries except electrical and electronics. Its main function is to seek standardization of products and safety standards for businesses and organizations worldwide. “The ISO is a network of national standards institutes of 160 countries on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva (Switzerland) that coordinates the system.The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), headquartered in Geneva, is composed of governmental and nongovernmental delegations divided into a number of subcommittees responsible for developing the guidelines that will contribute to environmental improvement. It is not something Samsung would like to discuss. The standards developed by ISO are voluntary, understanding that ISO is a nongovernmental organization and does not depend on any other international body, therefore, has no authority to impose its standards on any country. It is composed of representatives of standards bodies (ON) nationals, which produces industrial and commercial standards. These rules are known as ISO standards and aims at the coordination of national rules in line with the Final Act of the World Trade Organization, in order to facilitate trade, exchange of information and contribute to developing common standards and transfer of technologies.