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Working with Governments to inspire trust through standards

Underpinning economic growth and prosperity, at home and abroad, with over 60,000 world-leading British and international standards.

We partner with leading institutions to support policy and regulation development, enhancing infrastructure, fostering innovation, and driving growth and trade

Standards are a powerful tool for delivering your government and public policy objectives. They offer a way to boost productivity, growth, accelerate innovation, facilitate trade, protect consumers, tackle climate change, and enable digital transformation. They're also a versatile way to address your policy agenda, delivering results without hard regulation.

As the UK’s national standards body, we have a memorandum of understanding with the UK government, support the economy and society, as well as advise other governments on standardization.

Products & Services

World leading solutions that help deliver on your policy challenges

Standards can help government accelerate innovation and embed policy decisions as well as improve efficiencies across government departments.

  • Standards are blueprints for excellence, providing robust strategies for minimizing risk, ensuring safety, and championing sustainability.
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    We are committed to providing our clients with impartial and independent certification services. Because of this, we are not able to provide management system or product consultancy services and certification services to the same client where there may be a conflict of interest. This message will appear as a reminder on future visits to our site.

  • Benefit from relevant courses that are continually updated with the latest global trends and regulatory changes.
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  • Assess, certify, test, and audit your people, products, and processes with the support of our experts.
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  • Our world-class consulting services enable you to accelerate progress and manage risk across your entire organization.
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  • Software solutions to help you manage your audit, compliance, and supply chain activities, as well as your regulatory information.
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Advising and collaborating on established and emerging standards

Helping government tackle strategic challenges and deliver ambitious policies.

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    Connecting industry and standardization expertise.

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    Developing standards in the national interest for use across government and all industry sectors.

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    Representing UK interests in international standardization.

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    Working with governments across the globe to unite stakeholders and solve complex national problems.

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Shaping the Future

Developing standards for a sustainable future

Together we are innovating standards to meet UN SDGs, accelerate transformation and protect your people's psychological health and safety.

In partnership with government, our work has accelerated progress on innovation and sustainability, from driving adoption of building information modelling, to building a roadmap for electric batteries, and supporting responsible innovation.

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Partners in Progress

Supporting economic growth by pioneering standards and thought leadership

We empower organizations in the UK and across the globe to use world-leading standards, training, expert consulting services and marks of quality.

Some of the most popular management systems we help organizations implement include Quality Management (ISO 9001), Occupational Health and Safety (ISO 45001), Environmental Management (ISO 14001) and Information Security Management (ISO/IEC 27001).

Our Process

Helping governments tackle strategic challenges and deliver policy ambitions

We convene stakeholders to assess standards priorities, develop strategies, facilitate consensus-building and encourage wider use of good practice.

  • Access insight
  • Foster collaboration
  • Inspire innovation
  • Global expertise

Access insight gathered via expert analysis, landscape studies and roadmaps

We foster collaboration among stakeholders to build consensus and alignment

We create supportive environments that inspire innovation and growth

Access global expertise through our leading standards and best practice

Engaging with Us

Developing and promoting standards

We work with government to help solve societal level challenges, accelerate innovation, and embed sustainable best practice

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    New standardization projects

    We lead and support pioneering projects in critical areas such as emerging technologies and innovations in sustainability to inspire change.

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    Founders of global standardization and leaders in quality infrastructure

    Many of the worlds most used standards originated in the UK, helping to facilitate best practice a reduce trade barriers globally.

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    International standards consultancy

    We partner with governments and government bodies globally to improve standard infrastructure to increase quality, safety, sustainability and trade.

Across the Globe

We serve governments across the world with our global network of experts and offices in the UK and across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions

With a presence in 193 countries and 84,000 clients, ranging from globally recognized brands to small businesses, we're ready to help you achieve your goals wherever you are.
Creating Impact

From emerging projects to more mature or complex engagements, our experts have the knowledge and experience to assist you wherever you are on your development journey

Whatever stage you are at, we're ready to help you deliver on your core goals while keeping you compliant with regulatory frameworks and sustainability commitments.
Partners in Progress

Departments like BEIS, DfT and Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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    International governments such as Qatar, and governmental standards bodies

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    BEIS

    Helping a key UK government department implement and promote standardization that delivers nationwide policy objectives.

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    DfT and Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

    Supporting the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and shaping international standards as part of a two-year, £1m project.

Insights & Media

Shaping thought on critical global conversations

Bringing structure, perspective and insight, our team of experts is ready to help guide your thought leadership initiatives.

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Speak to us to find out how standardization can support your policies

Talk to us to explore how we can support you, whether it's for standards development or to provide expert consulting.

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