Standardisation to benefit society


Swedish standardisation serves as a model internationally and contributes to strengthened competitiveness and sustainable development.

Standardisation will stimulate innovation andcompetitiveness in Sweden

Standardisation is often a prerequisite for reaching an international market. For an export-dependent country such as Sweden, it is important that our products, services and processes can live up to the demands of the global market. Moreover, we must also be active in pushing for Swedish innovations constituting the foundation for new standards.

This gives us competitive advantages and access to larger markets, strengthens our position in the global knowledge economy and creates more jobs in Sweden.


Sweden’s standardisation strategy is proactive and nationally well supported. It is implemented in concrete action plans that contribute to giving Sweden a strong and driving role in international standardisation work. Swedish stakeholders serve as models for how benefits can be achieved from standards in strengthening the country’s competitiveness and benefiting society.

Standardisation will contribute to improved health and safety, better environmental protection and a society open to all

Standardisation is an essential tool for developing a good society with effective use of resources characterised by onsideration and safety. The basic concept of standardisation entails setting the requirement levels in a socio-economic manner for products, services and processes that lead to good function, high safety and comparability, and that contribute to economic, ecological and socially sustainable development. Standards can contribute to more efficient use of resources by the public sector and to a society open to all. Standards affect our quality of life as consumers and citizens.


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