The three pillars

This strategy is divided into three main areas. The first area concerns the conditions for standardisation, the second the availability of standards and the third knowledge about standards and standardisation. To succeed in implementing the strategy, the various participants involved in standardisation must work together with all three of these areas, the three pillars of the Swedish standardisation strategy.

Proactivity and focus

For a small country such as Sweden to achieve significant international influence, active stakeholders, strategic initiatives and proactivity are required. Upon identifying standardisation projects that are or may become important to Sweden, the conditions must exist for swiftly making decisions for taking a leading international role.

Accessibility and usability

Standards are exceptionally good tools for the efficient use of resources, saving both time and money. Sweden thus has
much to gain from trade and industry, the public sector, standardisation bodies and academia using standard as support
in their activities. Standards must therefore be characterised by simplicity, accessibility and usability.

Knowledge and commitment

Solid knowledge of the effects and benefits of standards play a central role in the effective Swedish standardisation.
Broad, shared commitment and strong support from leaders and decisionmakers are necessary for standards and standardisation to become strategic tools that strengthen our capabilities in innovation and competitiveness.


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