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Building Trust as the UK's National Standards Body

As the UK National Standards Body, we aid innovation, support economic growth and improve quality, safety and well-being through standardization.

We're appointed by the government to develop British Standards and represent the UK’s interests in standards development at a European and global level.

As the UK’s National Standards Body, we provide solutions to support government policies, tackle future challenges, and deliver trust for the benefit of all sectors and society.

By instilling best practices across all industries we open up market access and trade, drive innovation, and strengthen consumer trust.

We bring together a community of over 12,000 experts, striving to create positive change through our development of purpose driven standards and services.

By giving a voice to consumers and providing best practice to solve collective issues, we are shaping a safe and sustainable society that is ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

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Trusted to build consensus-based standards that drive best practice

We've been building consensus since 1901, appointed as NSB by the UK Government, recognized in a Memorandum of Understanding.
Standard Development

We represent UK interests in standards development

BSI is the UK national member of the standards bodies ISO, IEC, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, enabling UK influence to ISO, IEC & EN standards.
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Creating Impact

Our role is to share knowledge, foster innovation and instil best practice

In our trusted position, we collaborate on initiatives to help governments, public bodies and organizations globally maximise the value of standards.

Committee Members

Maintaining the UK’s global influence in standards development

We bring together over 12,000 standards-makers worldwide. Join a BSI committee as a volunteer and have your say on the development of standards.

Economic benefits

Understanding the economic benefits of standards

Standards are a vital part of the strength of UK industry and play a crucial and often invisible role in supporting economic growth.

Government funding

How Government funding works

As the UK's NSB, we receive funding from the UK Government to support our activities that contribute to economic growth and deliver policy goals.


The Commonwealth Standards Network

We are the founding member of the Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN) - a community that promotes using global standards to foster trade and growth.

Net Zero Guidelines

Providing clarity for action with the Net Zero Guidelines

With our 2050 World, we connected organizations and individuals to develop the Net Zero Guidelines - a tool that harmonizes the approach to net zero.

Innovate UK

Fostering innovation and the use of emerging technologies

To help establish the UK as a leader in new technologies, we are collaborating with Innovate UK to develop standards that support early adoption.


Leading change for a sustainable future

As the secretariat for the Sustainability Standards Network, we bring together experts to deliver on the UN's Sustainable Development goals.


Amplifying the voices of consumers

We are working towards a safer, fairer, better world where standards help organizations improve outcomes for consumers and minimize the risk of harm.

Standards Podcast

The Standards Show Podcast

Satisfy your curiosity by joining hosts Matthew Chiles and Cindy Parokkil as they bring you the stories behind the standards.

ECJ Judgment

European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgment

Today, the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgment on public access to harmonised European standards has been reached.

Progress towards a sustainable world

As the UK's National Standards Body, we equip businesses with the knowledge to improve quality, safety, and sustainability.

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    We engage with experts, government bodies, businesses and consumers to develop standards.

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    We give a voice to consumers and provide best practice to solve collective issues.

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    We open up market access and trade, drive innovation, and strengthen consumer trust.

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    We publish over 3,100 standards each year, most of which are applicable globally.

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Helping you embed best practice in your organization

Our expertise creates opportunity, giving you confidence in new ideas, access to new markets, and shaping solutions.

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