What does ISO stand for?
ISO is the abbreviation for "International Organisation for Standardisation" which is the only major international standard setting body of representatives from various national standards organisations.
In each country ISO certification os overseen by a accreditation body like UKAS in the UK. They then appoint certification bodies who perform the audits for accreditation. Companies often seek the assistance of ISO consultants like 2SB to advise on a quickier implementation.