To facilitate the life cycle of industry standards development through a staff committed to neutrality, quality and member satisfaction.


To be the premier trusted partner of the global technology community for the development, adoption, marketing and certification of industry standards.


The IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO) was established in January 1999 as a global, not-for-profit corporation [501(c)(6)] designed to accelerate and extend standards development and adoption activities for technology industry consortia.

The IEEE was the founding member of IEEE-ISTO. IEEE-ISTO maintains an affiliation with the IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association.

ISTO is governed by its Board of Directors, Bylaws (pdf, 730 KB), Articles of Incorporation (pdf, 336 KB), and Antitrust Guidelines (pdf, 21 KB).

Enabling Each Group to Achieve its Own Standards Mission

IEEE-ISTO collaborates with a wide range of groups to bring industry standards to fruition and to ensure their success in the market. Our depth of knowledge, experience and not-for-profit status offer technical industry associations the best possible opportunities to achieve their goals and objectives.

Download the new IEEE-ISTO brochure (pdf 6.82 MB) to learn more.