30 October 2019. More than 7,750 UNE standards are related to the construction sector, which represents 23.4% of the overall catalogue of standards of the Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE. This has been announced by the Spanish standardisation body in its communication campaign Firm stepswith a view to highlighting the benefits of technical standards for the economic, business and consumer sectors.
In addition, standards help manufacturers and distributors of electrical products to comply with the legislation and guarantee their safety, quality and functionality, establishing common rules of the game.
Standards are the key for companies in the electricity sector to access exportation; 90% of the standards related to this sector are European, while 75% are also international, thus facilitating internationalisation and trade for Spanish companies. UNE promotes the business climate of Spanish companies in the countries of destination of their exports, supporting the Action Plan for the Internationalisation of the Spanish economy.
Thanks to the standardisation drawn up by UNE, together with the main actors, transparent and global markets are being constructed, eliminating technical barriers to trade. This Association is the voice for Spanish companies before global forums where the key standards that enable them to compete are created.
Technical standards benefit organizations financially, and account for up to 5% of their revenue in sales, while reducing business costs by 7%. Standards now represent 1% of the GDP in Spain.
In addition, UNE standards help to respond effectively to the challenges of organisations in the electricity sector, in areas such as energy efficiency or intelligent lighting. For example, the application of the UNE-EN ISO 50001 Standard generates energy savings of up to 30% for companies; 9 out of 10 organisations that use this standard recommend it.
The standards, which are voluntary, reflect the market consensus on best practices in key aspects for the competitiveness of organisations, and are the result of joint collaboration of the economic sectors and Public Administrations.
Help for the SDGs
The UNE standards for the electrical sector help organisations achieve one or more Sustainable Development Goals, as they provide a common language and measurable criteria that are based on the knowledge, consensus and collaboration that this global challenge requires. Thus, standards contribute to a majority of the SDGs, the most important being SDG 7 on affordable and clean energy.
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