Who uses standards?

Governments, charities, small businesses, the biggest businesses on the planet – every organisation that cares about doing things well uses standards.

Standards and government

BSI works closely with the UK government and governments around the world to produce formal national or international standards and to deliver quick answers to immediate problems.

Standards and consumers

Standards have a direct and beneficial impact on the general public. These include ‘traditional’ consumer-related standards such as those for domestic appliances, or signs and symbols, as well as newer types of standard for sustainability, social responsibility or services.