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How do Standards benefit society?


Standards protect consumers

Standards protect consumers’ fundamental right to safety, the right to be informed and the right to choose. These rights relate to products, services, processes and materials


Standards improve products and services

Standardisation promotes effective research and development, and makes products easier to use


Standards encourage knowledge-sharing

Standardisation relies on all sections of society being involved in Standards, providing an opportunity for everyone to share knowledge and make their voice heard


Standards also address broad social concerns, such as the environment and health and safety. For example, energy labelling and inclusive design are supported by Standards that have been developed in response to the needs of society.