We operate in a world where change is a constant, and where challenges and disruptions can be global in scale. To be well positioned within this global context, we must have a clear and agile strategy that defines our purpose and what we want to achieve, whilst allowing us to anticipate change and adapt quickly to the world around us.

In this sense, the notion of continuous improvement is one of shifting and evolving targets. We have come a long way in our nearly 75-year history – and contributed to great progress – but today’s world is not the same as yesterday’s nor will it be the same as tomorrow’s. We need to go further if we want to ensure that ISO will continue to be at the forefront of positive change.

With this in mind, the ISO Strategy 2021-2030 sets out our vision (why we do what we do), our mission (what we do and how we do it), our goals (what we need to achieve to realize our mission and vision) and our priorities (where we need to focus our resources to make this happen). These priorities are designed to be regularly reviewed, and adjusted when needed, to respond to any changes in our external environment.

We have defined 2030 as a milestone to reflect on our progress and evaluate our fundamental work as an organization. This time frame aligns with the United Nations’ ambitious Global Agenda for 2030, which, as outlined through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, will require international collaborative effort to become a reality. ISO is built around an ethos of collaboration and believes that standardization plays a key role in transforming our world into a sustainable one.

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