International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


Tool Type

Advice | Standards | Improvements

Risk Type

Climate change | Environmental

Feed Ingredients

drawing of an algae cell


line drawing of a chicken

Animal proteins (LAP/PAP)

link drawing of a fish skeleton

Aquaculture trimmings

line drawing of wheat sprigs


line drawing of insect larvae


line drawing of a palm with an oil droplet

Oil palm

line drawing of dna and molecule structure

Single-cell proteins (SCP)

line drawing of soy pods


line drawing of a vitamin gel capsule

Vitamins & minerals

line drawing of a fish

Wild capture fisheries

What is it?

The ISO is a global network that brings together experts from all over the world to develop International Standards.

ISO standards are internationally agreed upon by experts and cover a huge range of activities including making a product or supplying materials. 

These include:

  • Quality management standards that help work more efficiently and reduce product failures;
  • Environmental management standards that help reduce environmental impacts, reduce waste, and be more sustainable;
  • Health and safety standards that help reduce accidents in the workplace;
  • Energy management standards that help cut energy consumption;
  • Food safety standards that help prevent food from being contaminated; and,
  • IT security standards that help keep sensitive information secure.

Although they develop and publish the ISO standards, they do not perform certification. For more information about the certification process and how to find a certification body, please visit the “certification” section on their website.