An Introduction to British, European and International Standards
- Price: £3.60
- Published: July 2015
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
The British Standards Institution (BSI) defines standards as 'an agreed way of doing something'. Officially recognised standards bring benefits to all kinds of business, including manufacturers, retailers and service providers. Standards have an important and valuable role as they offer an assurance that products are safe and of a recognised quality, and that services conform to an accepted level of service delivery.
This factsheet explains why standards exist and describes the main types. It also introduces the organisations that administer standards. It includes sources of further information.