Standards make life easier for us all. Especially for those companies and government agencies that operate in an international arena. In a globalized world, we need to bridge the differences between industries, cultures and national borders – something that can establish consistent and uniform guidelines, sustainability, simpler routines, more cost-efficient product flows and enhanced quality. Quite simply, standards benefit cross-border trade. And in this context, SIS and the standardization process play a key role.
Standards benefit the market economy
For many companies, standards open doors to a whole new global market. In this sense, standardization processes represent an important element in a market economy.
The process of standardization focuses on solving coordination and sustainability issues, establishing the most favourable conditions for technically efficient production. This helps create a broader market for many companies – and facilitates Swedish exports. For many companies, the possibility of operating on an international market can be of decisive importance.
For this reason, SIS collaborates with companies that operate globally, so as to be able to improve and guarantee quality and create joint norms. Standards are also of value to government agencies and other parts of the public sector, when dealing with challenges raised by the international aspects of their responsibilities. These might involve areas such as the environment, infrastructure, energy and safety. Standards create positive value in so many different ways!