The importance of standards
Australian and International standards are ubiquitous and apply to the public and private sectors across all industries. Standards boost economic prosperity by providing efficiencies and cost savings that directly impact productivity and global competitiveness. For business, standards facilitate trade, ensure product safety, promote innovation, improve energy efficiency and provide a framework for addressing environmental responsibilities. With appropriate alignment and maintenance of standards, businesses that design, manufacture, produce, distribute as well as those who provide services can benefit greatly.