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The benefits for companies

The benefits for companies

The benefits of standardisation for companies

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Standards ensure fair competition and result in a boost to improve quality. Companies benefit from taking part in drawing up standards, since they can give their opinion during discussions on the projects and ensure that the features of their products' or services​ are taken into consideration. Standards help organisations to become more competitive, and offer the best practices available on the market.

The UNE catalogue of standards​ co​mprises more than 32,000 documents, with effective solutions for practically all sectors of activity.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Standardisation's contribution to improving the competitiveness of companies

Export

Standardisation helps to prevent market disaggregation and contributes to the building global, transparent markets.


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Innovation

The use of standards reduces costs and risks, incorporates ​innovative activities and generates trust among users. This facilitates market acceptance and expedites marketing.​​

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Digitisation

​​The Digital Single Market is one of the most promising areas and one which poses the most challenges to progress.
Standardisation ​helps entities to address the challenges they face with regards to digitisation.​

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Social Responsibility

​​The principles of good governance are beneficial and essential for sustaining business growth and the creation of value.​​

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Services

​Voluntary standards can help build a true Single Market in the area of services, as they have done in the area of products, facilitating the hiring of services and the establishment of suppliers in other countries.


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Public Policies

The Joint Initiative on Standardisation, provided for in the European Commission single market strategy, is a public and private collaboration initiative that seeks to promote standardisation as a tool for European industry to launch in new markets.​​​​​​

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Digital economy

​The Digital Single Market is one of the most promising areas and one which poses the most challenges to progress. The Commission deems that a real Digital Single Market would contribute with 415,000 million euros to the EU's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and would help to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs. In this scenario Europe must assume the digital revolution and offer digital opportunities to companies and citizens.

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Gaining a competitive advantage

The corporate sector is faced with the major challenge of continuing to increase its competitiveness on both a national and international level. To this end, standardisation can contribute to facilitating the implementation of new developments, which were inconceivable ten years ago, in terms of business management, such as the change of orientation of the trade policy, where exporting to new markets is becoming structural; the increasing relevance of innovation and the digital world, with a still unknown impact on the way of doing businesses; the training and education, which increase their weight as a competitiveness factor; and the development of corporate social responsibility in order to contribute actively and voluntarily to the social, economic and environmental improvement of society.

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Standards in support of the BIM

BIM is a methodology for the cooperative management of a project using a 3D digital model.

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Support for the standardisation of the water sector
​The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the state of standardisation in relation to the entire water cycle.

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New contexts in security and resilience

​It refers to a context of European and international work documents and bodies that set the benchmark with regards to standardisation in the field of security and resilience, and whose results can contribute to achieving the objectives of the National Security Strategy and the National Cybersecurity Strategy.

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Support for standardisation in the automotive industry

​The purpose of this report is to provide an overview on the automotive industry from the point of view of standardisation.

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