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Standards Organizations

What is Standards Organization?

A standards organization is to develop and maintain standards.

There are several types of standards organizations: 

Types of Standards Organizations

Examples

International Standards Organizations

ISO, IEC

Regional Standards Organizations

CEN, CENELEC

National Standards Bodies

ANSI, BSI

 

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ISO

What is ISO?

ISO (International Organization for Standardization)

  • is a non-governmental organization.
  • is the largest developer and publisher of International Standards in the world.
  • is a network of the National Standards Bodies of 162 countries, one member per country.
  • has a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland for coordinating the system.

Logo of ISO

Logo of ISO

Name International Organization for Standardization
Year since 1947
Country International
Website

http://www.iso.org

 

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IEC

What is IEC?

IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)

  • is a non-governmental organization.
  • is a network of the 174 technical committees and sub-committees.
  • has a Central Office in Geneva, Switzerland to support the technical committees, sub-committees and National Committees.

Logo of IEC

Logo of IEC

Name International Electrotechnical Commission
Year since 1906
Country International
Website

http://www.iec.ch/

 

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CEN

What is CEN?

CEN (European Committee for Standardization)

  • is a non-profit organization.
  • is to develop the European Standards (ENs).
  • has 31 national members, like National Standards Body of Austria, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and England.
  • has a CEN-CENELEC Management Centre (CCMC) in Brussels to manage all CEN activities, like daily operation, coordination and promotion.

Logo of CEN

Logo of CEN

Name European Committee for Standardization
Year since 1961
Country European Area
Website

http://www.cen.eu/

 

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CENELEC

What is CENELEC?

CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization)

  • is a non-profit organization.
  • is a network of the National Electrotechnical Standardization Bodies of most European countries, like Austria, France, Germany, Italy and England.
  • has a Central Secretariat in Brussels to manage all CENELEC activities, like daily operation, coordination and promotion.

Logo of CENELEC

Logo of CENELEC

Name European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Year since 1973
Country European Area
Website

http://www.cenelec.org/

 

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ANSI

What is ANSI?

ANSI (American National Standards Institute)

  • is a private non-profit organization.
  • is to develop the American National Standards (ANS).
  • has a operations office in New York City and Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Logo of ANSI

Logo of ANSI

Name American National Standards Institute
Year since 1918
Country America
Website

http://www.ansi.org/

 

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BSI

What is BSI?

BSI (British Standards Institution)

  • is a non-profit-distributing body.
  • is to maintain standards and the related services, like testing, training, assessment as well as certification.
  • has a headquarter in London.

Logo of BSI

Logo of BSI

Name British Standards Institution
Year since 1901
Country England
Website

http://www.bsigroup.com/

 

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Last updated on 2 APR 2010