Home

Benefits of standards: the ISO materials

The ISO materials presented in this section provide extensive information on the benefits that standards bring to organizations and, more in general, to citizens and society.

They include the description of the approach developed by ISO to assess the economic and social benefits of standards, company case studies from over 20 countries, books and communication materials designed to be shared with decision makers and representatives of stakeholders.

These materials have been developed by ISO with the contribution of many people from national standards bodies, companies and other organizations, university professors, students and consultants that have actively participated in the development of the methodology and of the case studies. To all of them goes our deep-felt gratitude.


This publication is intended to assist organizations and indviduals, and particularly ISO members, to demonstrate the tangible benefits that standards bring to organizations – and, more generally, to citizens and society, by:

  • Highlighting how standards create value for the organizations that use them, and how we calculate the value of standards, and
  • Providing factsheets of case studies that quantify the benefits of standards for companies of various sectors from over 20 countries.

This material is intended to be shared with decision makers and representatives of stakeholders, to outline many concrete examples of the value of standards.


Cover of Economic benefits of standards - ISO Methodology 2.0

This book introduces into the use of the ISO Methodology in order to assess and quantify the economic benefits of standards.

The ISO Methodology can be used by everybody interested in assessing the impacts of standards, such as national standards bodies and other standards development organizations, but also by companies or researchers to help understand better the impacts of standards and to further improve performance through the use of standards.

ISO Methodology toolboxThe toolbox consists of various elements –  presentations, calculation tools, checklists, questionnaires and reporting templates – helping to use the ISO methodology


Economic benefits of standards

This ground-breaking book presents "The ISO Methodology to assess the economic benefits of standards"in action. It provides case studies from a variety of companies of different sizes and different industries from the following countries: Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Botswana, South Africa and Germany.


Economic benefits of standards - Tome 2

This ground-breaking book presents "The ISO Methodology to assess the economic benefits of standards"in action. It provides case studies from a variety of companies of different sizes and different industries from the following countries: Cameroon, China, Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritius, Senegal and Sri Lanka.

ISO Standards - What's the bottom line

ISO standards – What's the bottom line?

A brochure with hard figures for the benefits of implementing ISO's and other voluntary, consensus-based standards.

Videos

Baltika Breweries

Gerfor

Nanotron

NTUC Fairprice

Sénégalaise Des Eaux

Related links

Case studies

Case study Factsheet Presentation Country Industry Type of study Appears in
PT. Wijaya Karya (WIKA) Beton Download Download Indonesia Construction & construction materials Economic Book 1
NTUC Fairprice, Singapore Download Download Singapore Food retail/food logistics Economic Book 1
PTT Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTCH) Download Download Thailand Agri-food business Economic Book 1
Electrical Devices Joint Stock Company No. 1 (VINAKIP) Download Download Vietnam Electrical appliances Economic Book 1
Festo Brasil Download Download Brazil Industrial automation equipment Economic Book 1
Gerfor Download Download Colombia Pipes and piping systems Economic Book 1
DanPer Trujillo and Civil Association FrioAereo Download Download Peru Agri-food business Economic Book 1
Lobatse Clay Works (PTY) Ltd Download Download Botswana Construction & construction materials Economic Book 1
Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited (PPC Cement) Download Download South Africa Construction & construction materials Economic Book 1
Siemens AG Download Download Germany Electrical power transmission Economic Book 1
Nanotron Technologies GmbH Download Download Germany Information & telecommunication Economic Book 1
PPP Piping Systems Ltd Download Download Mauritius Pipes and piping systems Economic Book 2
Juhayna Food Industries Download Download Egypt Juice production Economic Book 2
Petra Engineering Industries Download Download Jordan Heating, ventilation, air conditioning Economic Book 2
Holcim Download Download Lebanon Construction & construction materials Economic Book 2
Maga Engineering Download Download Sri Lanka Construction & construction materials Economic Book 2
Dalian Shipbuilding Download Download China Shipbuilding Economic Book 2
Xinxing Iron Pipes Download Download China Pipes and piping systems Economic Book 2
ChocoCam   [French version] Download Download Cameroon Agri-food business Economic Book 2
Water Senegal   [French version] Download Download Senegal Water supply Economic Book 2
Mapei Download Download Italy Construction & construction materials Economic Book 2
Baltika Breweries Download Download Russian Federation Beer brewing Economic  
Singapore City Square Mall Download Download Singapore Retail Economic  
Teckwah Industrial Corporation Ltd Download Download Singapore Packaging Economic  
Shanghai Shuguang Hospital for Chinese Medicine   Download China Hospital Social/environmental  
Shenzhen Water Resources Bureau   Download China River management Social/environmental  
Jinan 12345 Hotline Service   Download China Public enquiry service Social/environmental  
Shenzhen LED standards alliance   Download China LED lighting for city infrastructure Social/environmental  
China Ping An Insurance company   Download China Insurance and Banking Social/environmental  
Shenzhen Meteorological Service Center   Download China Meteorological services Social/environmental  
Shenzhen Transport Commission   Download China Public transport Social/environmental