ISO AND THE CONSUMER


Why are standards important to consumers? Have you ever wondered why you can use your bank card anywhere in the world? Or noticed that your baby’s toy has no sharp edges?

It is because they comply with standards – technical specifications codified into voluntary agreements.

Standards often define the characteristics of products and services. They are developed in an open process, reflecting the views of many stakeholders including technical experts, government representatives and consumers. The more active consumers are in developing standards, the more likely it is that products and services meet their needs – a win-win situation for both the consumer and manufacturers or service providers.

International Standards also help support basic consumer rights, such as the right to safety and the right to be informed.

 

4 thoughts on “ISO AND THE CONSUMER

  1. Clanmother kaže:

    Thank you for highlighting the benefit of standards! Sometimes we forget how many people worked together to implement these standards. Excellent post!

  2. agroekonomija kaže:

    Thank you for your visit and praise of this post!

  3. Sarin kaže:

    Great post! Finally a language I can understand😉

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