How did we do in 2022? 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 2022
24 610

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

  • 19.0 % Information technology, graphics and photography
  • 12.7 % Mechanical engineering
  • 12.4 % Transport
  • 10.5 % Health, medicine and laboratory equipment 
  • 6.8 % Special technologies

ISO work in 2022

1 412 ISO standards

published in 2022
(more than 85 502 pages)

3 873 technical bodies

developing standards

7 140 meetings

98% of meetings were virtual/hybrid

4 024 work items

were on the programme of the technical committees

IN 2022

1 525 new work items

were registered

41 technical meetings

per working day 

About the ISO Central Secretariat

In our Geneva offices
175 people

are employed

diversity is in our dna
29 nationalities

work together in harmony

balance matters to us
62/38 ratio

of women to men