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The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) today published its Year in Review highlighting achievements during 2022. 

Last year was a landmark period for NSAI as it marked 25 years since its establishment as Ireland’s official standards body set-up to provide standardisation, certification and measurement services to Irish industry and society. In 2022, NSAI launched its new five-year Strategic Plan which outlines NSAI’s pathway to increasing and improving the use of standards to foster enterprise, and develop business resilience, efficiency, and competitiveness. The Year in Review publication meanwhile highlights key progress in the work of the NSAI in relation to MedTech, Climate Action Plan, Housing for All, and Harnessing Digital – The Digital Ireland Framework.

In 2022, some of NSAI’s key achievements included:
-    1,725 standards published
-    475 medical device site audits completed
-    8,527 motor vehicle products approved 
-    828 construction products approved
-    3,298 management system audits completed
-    5,300 calibration certificates issued to more than 500 companies
-    22,646 trade instruments inspected, and 7,984 trade premises visited across Ireland

These achievements demonstrate NSAI’s innovation in creating a safer, better, and sustainable future for Irish industry. All of this is welcome progress; however, it is important that NSAI continues to increase and improve the use of standards in fostering enterprise, and developing business resilience, efficiency, and competitiveness, according to its CEO, Geraldine Larkin. She said:

“Key achievements were delivered by NSAI across the organisation in 2022. Standards and Certification provide Irish organisations and businesses with the tools to adopt best practice and support Irish organisations in areas such as managing innovation, protecting the environment, and mitigating risk. It is vital for us to continue to build upon these to ensure that we continue to drive a progressive agenda on issues like digitalisation, Housing for All, climate change, MedTech, sustainability, and standards for the future. We will continue to complement and support the Government’s goal of making Ireland the best place to succeed in business across Europe.”

NSAI CEO Geraldine Larkin with the 2022 Year in Review document (Irish version)

Standards are vital to ensuring organisations can negotiate tough market conditions at home and abroad by putting established frameworks and best practices in place. 

Minister of State for Employment Affairs and Retail Business, Neale Richmond T.D. said:

“Standards are crucial in today’s global marketplace and can offer businesses and organisations a competitive edge. The NSAI plays an important role in developing and improving the use of standards and in supporting enterprise competitiveness both in Ireland and around the world. The Year in Review showcases the excellent work the NSAI has done over the past year and provides a solid foundation to build upon this year and into the future.”

You can download and view the full NSAI Year in Review document below:

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