Organizations of all sizes use standards to compete more effectively, from small businesses to multinationals and governments. For businesses that operate globally, applying international standards is one of the best ways to demonstrate quality, compatibility and consistency, and helps create a common language upon which to trade. Using standards benefits government organizations in many ways, from streamlining their own processes to helping build alternative approaches to regulation.
If you’re a small business, you know that you have to work harder to prove yourself against larger organizations. Whether you want to monitor and improve product quality, harden up your IT system security, implement a complaints management system, vet potential employees or give customers extra peace of mind, using standards can help.