About BSI

BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit. For more than a century we have been challenging mediocrity and complacency to help embed excellence into the way people and products work. That means showing businesses how to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth. As a global leader in helping organizations improve, our clients range from high profile brands to small, local companies in 172 countries worldwide.


We were there at the birth of the standards movement and have helped shape it ever since, driving businesses globally to perform to the best of their ability. 

Our global strength is built on the experience, skills and sheer enthusiasm of our tutors, client managers and senior business leaders. 

In 172 countries, at more than 121,000 sites, we work with thousands of organizations of all types and sizes, from the world's largest and most successful brands to ambitious small businesses.

We have many varied partners. These include international standards bodies, such as ISO, external consultants who help our clients and professional affiliations. 

We’re transparent about the way we run our business and we follow best practice when it comes to corporate governance. Our board is made up of predominantly non-executive directors who bring wide experience and independence.

We were awarded our Royal Charter in 1929. It sets out what we do and why we do it – allowing us to be transparent about our purpose. 

Our entire aim is to make excellence a habit for organizations globally – and we take that aim very seriously for our own organization. That’s why we’re committed to the highest ethical standards.

Every year we seek to strike a careful balance between managing BSI’s finances with proper near-term caution and making the investments required to secure BSI’s longer-term health.