BSI response to Industrial Strategy government white paper

In response to the government’s Industrial Strategy white paper published today, Scott Steedman, Director-General, Standards at BSI commented:

“We welcome today’s Industrial Strategy white paper and applaud its ambition.  However, we must be under no illusion that for the UK to secure the full benefits of industrialization in the UK we must maintain our global leadership in standards development.  UK industry has government support to drive development in Artificial Intelligence, Clean Growth, Future of Mobility and Ageing Society.  From the first industrial revolution and the standardization of basic mechanical components, standards have driven interoperability and productivity, building trust in new technologies and accelerating innovation. We look forward to working with industry, government, consumers and other stakeholders to develop new standards in these areas and to promote their uptake globally through our membership of European and International standards organizations.”