What is the national standards body?

What is the national standards body?

Find out more about our role as the UK national standards body.

Find out more about our role as the UK national standards body.

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The role of BSI as the UK national standards body

BSI is the UK's national standards body (NSB) and the first national standards body to be created. We represent UK economic and social interests across all European and international standards organizations and in the development of business information solutions for British organizations of all sizes and sectors.

Our role is to help improve the quality and safety of products, services and systems by enabling the creation of standards and encouraging their use.

We publish over 3,100 standards annually, underpinned by a collaborative approach, engaging with industry experts, government bodies, trade associations, businesses of all sizes and consumers to develop standards that reflect good business practice.

Four areas of purpose

  • Support government policy
  • Support UK business and industry
  • Support UK education
  • Support UK consumer rights and safety

What makes up the NSB?