The External Policy team falls under the direct responsibility of the Director of Standards. It has three main areas of activity and responsibility:
- to be the principal link between BSI and its international counterpart organisations. The External Policy team co-ordinates the formal relationship with other national standards organisations, and participates in the management structures of ISO, IEC, CEN and CENELEC.
- to coordinate BSI's relationship with Central and Local Government departments and agencies.
- to manage BSI's activities as the National Standards Body.