From air conditioners to artificial intelligence - there's a standard for almost everything. Standards are considered a seal of quality and safety worldwide. For example, some standards define testing methods and product performance to ensure safety and quality.
Along with national standardization organizations, there are also supranational groups such as European Standards (EN), made up of three organizations, and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which promotes consistency among international standards.
In TÜV SÜD's article, "Why are there standards?", from our magazine About Trust, we look at where standards are particularly useful and how they shape the global economy.
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