NSAI is encouraging companies to check how standards can help their company to adapt to and thrive in the current competitive economic climate.

“World Standards Day highlights the importance of standards in today’s competitive environment, where standards are becoming a pre-requisite in many industries including construction, engineering and food. Standards are not always evident but they affect every aspect of life, from the toys your children play with to the products supplied to your company, I’m encouraging all business owners to check what standards can help their business grow in this ever increasing competitive market,” said Maurice Buckley, CEO, NSAI.

As part of World Standards day, more than 100 quality professionals from across the country are expected to gather at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry on Tuesday, for the second annual ‘Quality in Ireland’ conference, organised by NSAI in association with Quality Ireland and IT Sligo. The full day event – Quality in Ireland 2013, Trust Quality in Lean Times – will examine ways of improving quality and trust under the current economic constraints.
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International standards represent the consensus view of the world’s leading experts in industry sectors ranging from energy utilities and energy efficiency to transportation, management systems, climate change, healthcare, safety and information and communication technology (ICT). Volunteering their knowledge in service of the public interest, experts in these and many other subjects come together to create standards that share innovation with all the world’s countries and so provide business, government and society with a solid platform for positive change.

International standards bodies such as IEC, ISO, and ITU provide cohesion to national and regional standards; thereby harmonising global best practices, eliminating technical barriers to trade, and fostering shared socio-economic advance. These benefits are, in turn all passed on to the consumer in the form of greater choice, increased quality and lower prices.

NSAI invites members of the business community and the general public to get involved in the development of standards by visiting Your Standards, Your Say on www.nsai.ie