The day-to-day business of SIS is about standards, specifically how they are to be used, with a view to benefiting and having an effect on businesses and society at large. We are therefore actively engaged on a daily basis, in collaboration with Swedish and international companies, government agencies, experts and users, in helping the world function a bit better with the aid of standards.
SIS acts as a coordinator for this standardization process, ensuring that well thought out processes are in place, from initial proposal to final standard. We bring together committees of experts, partly to ensure that Swedish interests in the context of international standardization are safeguarded in the best possible manner, partly to open doors to a global market.
SIS may therefore be seen as a platform for development opportunities. Proposals for resolving problems and challenges through standardization stream in to SIS from companies, government agencies and organizations. We also become involved in new projects through the two international networks with which we collaborate on a daily basis: CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
When a proposed standard enters the final phase of the process, it is circulated for comment. Once the draft proposal for an international standard has been revised, it is forwarded to the member countries for approval. Once finalized, SIS helps ensure that the standard is implemented as efficiently and clearly as possible. Where there is a market demand, we also produce manuals and provide web services and training for selected standards.
At SIS, we practise what we preach. As well as our standardization work, we focus consistently on improving internal processes and training our staff. All of this to ensure that future standards achieve the best possible results!
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