How did we do in 2023? How many projects did we begin? Which sectors were most active? How many documents did we publish?

Below you’ll find our key achievements in figures at a single glance. If you’d like to go into more detail, you can download a spreadsheet that gives this year’s numbers in detail. You can also look at our performance in previous years to see how we are evolving to keep pace with the changing needs of our members.

Detailed figures
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ISO standards at a glance

At 31 December 2023
25 111

International Standards and standards-type documents

These standards represent a total output of more than one million pages in English and French.

TOP 5 Technical sectors

% of published deliverables

  • 21.2 % Information technology, graphics and photography
  • 14.2 % Mechanical engineering
  • 12.8 % Transport
  • 8.5 % Non-metallic materials
  • 7.3 % Health, medicine and laboratory equipment 

ISO work in 2023

1 465 ISO standards

published in 2023
(77 941 pages)

3 954 technical bodies

developing standards

7 879 meetings

89% of meetings were virtual/hybrid

4 104 work items

were on the programme of the technical committees

IN 2023

1 879 new work items

were registered

43 technical meetings

per working day 

About the ISO Central Secretariat

In our Geneva offices
187 people

are employed

diversity is in our dna
28 nationalities

work together in harmony

balance matters to us
60/40 %

of women to men