Objectives & Membership
COPOLCO—the Committee on Consumer Policy of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)—provides a forum for the exchange of information and experience on consumer participation in the international standardization work of ISO and, by liaison, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
COPOLCO’s membership includes some 128 ISO member countries, represented by delegates are from the national standards bodies and consumer organizations of these countries. The U.S. participates in COPOLCO via ANSI’s Consumer Interest Forum (CIF).
In addition to collaborative work with the IEC, COPOLCO has strong affiliations with Consumers International, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Organization for Legal Metrology (OIML) and some regional consumer organizations such as ANEC, the European consumer voice in standardization.
Download ISO’s overview of COPOLCO and the importance of consumers in standards, “Getting Started – About ISO/COPOLCO.”