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International Standards Organization (ISO)

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[Flag of the International Standards Organization (ISO)]
image by Ben Cahoon, 20 July 2007

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We don't have a flag in the sense that we don't fly one over our building. Our flag is a rather more modest affair table top one that we may "fly" at conferences. It consists of the blue version of the ISO logo, without background. I include an example of this logo. Our logo is just the word ISO superimposed on the globe.
Roger Frost, 3 March 2008
provided to Ben Cahoon, 3 March 2008

ISO/QS Certification Flags

I just came across a flag, supposed to be a variant of the ISO. The flag, seen here. Source mentions "(the) City's Wastewater Division Becomes State Forerunner with Environmental Management Certification - ISO 14001:2004 Certified", talking about the government's Division of Tallahassee.
The flag most likely reads "ISO 14001" on top, and "REGISTERED" on the bottom, on blue capital letters on a white horizontal background, as seen in this other picture:
However on the first mentioned picture, one can see a logo on the bottom right, which I cannot identify.
Esteban Rivera, 15 June 2011

Rather than representing the ISO, this flag communicate the presence of an environmental management system conforming with ISO 14001, in particular one that has been registered with NSF International Strategic Registrations. A photo of the same design at another Tallahassee Water Utility wastewater facility (perhaps relating to an earlier registration) can be found in this document. (Tallahassee's Water Utility Wastewater Division 'Goes Green' with ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Certification/, pp22-24, Florida Water Resources Journal, May 2008), revealing that the logo in the bottom hoist is that of NSF - a blue cirle with the white letters 'NSF'.
The flags were presented to the Water Utility along with the certification plaque, and are presumably generally provided by NSF when they registered a compliant system.
NSF is a non-government organisation, and while we see the flag hoisted by a (local) government utility, I'm sure the flag could equally be given to non-government entities.
(Of course, the ISO is itself not exactly a government organisation.)
Jonathan Dixon, 16 and 17 June 2011

If it's similar to the ones at this page, then it might be a globe.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 25 June 2011

On this picture one can see an array of flags behind de fire truck. From left to right, there's a white horizontal flag with an inscription that reads "ISO 9001" and below "CERTIFIED". I don't know if ISO issues a specific flag for the ISO 9001 certification and what would the rules for such flags would be.
Esteban Rivera, 02 October 2014