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The benefits for society

The benefits for society

Benefits for businesses and families

 

​​​​​Standards are key for the economic growth of a country. Studies in various countries, including Spain, have shown that standardisation provides an economic contribution equivalent to 1% of GDP. Standards help to improve the level of education and well-being of society as well as protect the environment.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Social value
Social value

​Issues such as considering occupational health and safety​ and the needs of people with disabilities, as well as guaranteeing that the population will effectively enjoy active ageing are supported by standardisation as way of contributing to achieving citizens' equality and enabling them to effectively exercise their rights.

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Quality and trust

When products and services conform to technical standards, consumers can be confident that they are safe, reliable and of high-quality.

As an example, standards on issues such as road safety, toy safety and the safety of electrical equipment help to make our surroundings safer.​​

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Environmental protection

Standards on air, water and land quality, or on greenhouse gas emissions, or on the environmental aspects of products help to protect the environment and the health of citizens.

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Educational services
​The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is working on an international standards project within the Project Committee ISO/PC 288 Educational organisations management systems.

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Standards for toys

​​Since the natural recipients of toys are children, they are considered to be among the most sensitive products on the market. For this reason, the European Union has developed a strict regulatory framework, through the Toy Safety Directive, which lays down the safety criteria that toys must meet before they can be marketed in the EU.

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Riding a motorcycle

​In the UNE technical standards catalogue there are many documents that contribute to enabling those who choose to travel by motorcycle and scooter to enjoy a safe ride.

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