Who uses standards?

Governments, charities, small businesses, the biggest businesses on the planet – every organisation that values excellent practices uses standards.

Standards and government

BSI works closely with the UK government and governments around the world, to produce formal national or international standards, and deliver quick answers to immediate problems.

Standards and consumers

Standards have a direct and beneficial impact on the general public. These include "traditional" consumer-related standards, such as those for domestic appliances, or signs and symbols, as well as newer types of standard for sustainability, social responsibility, or services.