ISO International Standards help businesses of any size and sector reduce costs, increase productivity and access new markets.
For small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), standards can help to:
Standards make market access easier, in particular for SMEs. They can enhance brand recognition and give customers the guarantee that the technology is tested and reliable.
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ISO International Standards are developed with the help of a wide range of stakeholders - not just big business. Active involvement helps you shape the rules that define your sector. Don't leave it all up to your competitors.
Not taking part [in standardization] would have cost me my company and my livelihood… What does it cost me if others define rules that are out of line with my needs but which I have to comply with because they are laid down in a standard ? It is best to join in right at the start.
Scuba Schools Dive Training is an SME based in Austria.
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