BSI is a leading global business improvement organization. Our purpose, to make excellence a habit, is underpinned by our role as the national standards body and through our prestigious Royal Charter.
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 193 countries worldwide.
Our global strength is built on the experience, skills and sheer enthusiasm of our tutors, client managers and senior business leaders. And they all understand how to make excellence a habit.
In 193 countries, at more than 128,000 sites, we work with thousands of organizations, from the world's largest and most successful brands to local small businesses. Read their stories and find out how you too can benefit.
We have many varied partners. These include international standards bodies, such as International Standards Organization (ISO), and external consultants who help our clients and professional affiliations.
We work with 12,200 committee members who help us shape best practice codes and standards. And our subscribing members benefit from this work with their commitment to achieving standards of excellence.
UK national standards body
Our role as the UK national standards body reaches across the international standards community. You can get involved by helping to develop standards relevant to your industry, commenting on draft standards or becoming a consumer representative.
Our Royal Charter
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.
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.
Being socially responsible is about being accountable for the impacts of our decisions and activities on society and the environment through transparent and ethical behavior.
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Have a look at our recent annual reports to see how and why our revenue and profits are increasing as more and more organizations recognize the value of working with us.
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.
We have been assessed against internationally recognized standards and operate to the highest levels of quality and service. We are accredited by 20 local and international bodies.