Standards bodies

European standards bodies

  • CEN - Comité Européen de Normalisation (European Committee for standardisation)
    CEN develops European standards and promotes voluntary technical harmonisation in Europe in conjunction with worldwide bodies and its partners in Europe. BSI is a leading member of CEN in the development of European standards. An example of a standard developed by CEN and adopted by BSI, is BS EN 71 Toy safety.
  • CENELEC - European Committee for Electrotechnical standardisation
    CENELEC is the European Committee for Electrotechnical standardisation and is responsible for standardisation in the electrotechnical engineering field. CENELEC prepares voluntary standards, which help facilitate trade between countries, create new markets, cut compliance costs, and support the development of a Single European Market.


International standards bodies

  • ISO - The International organisation for standardisation
    ISO is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from 140 countries, including BSI. It promotes the development of standardisation to aid the international exchange of goods and services. ISO's work results in international agreements, which are published as international standards. An example is ISO 9000 – the family of standards for quality management. It can also be expressed as BS EN ISO 9000.
  • IEC - The International Electrotechnical Commission 
    IEC is the global organisation that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic, and related technologies.