By Clare Naden
Standards were responsible for 28 percent of the rise in GDP in Nordic countries and the United Kingdom according to research published by ISO members.
Another study, conducted in France, showed that more than 66 percent of companies surveyed (including small and medium enterprises) stated that standards increase their profits, and that 69 percent consider standardization to have a positive effect on their business.
These are just some of the many publications in the new ISO Research Library that demonstrate the value of international standards. The library features studies by ISO members, academic papers, publications from international organizations, and a range of other sources. It is expected to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in standardization.
New publications will continue to be added to the library over time and ISO members and interested parties are encouraged to contribute.
“Building the evidence base for standards and standardization is vital for demonstrating the value of our work,” says ISO Secretary-General Sergio Mujica. “We hope that, as this body of research continues to grow, so will people’s understanding of the benefits of international standards and the important role they play in global governance.”
Anyone wishing to contribute to the library should send their ideas to email@example.com.
About the author
Clare Naden is news and communications specialist at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).