Standards: undeniable added value for your SME
Standards provide a framework for proper agreements. From the A4 format for paper and 4G network rules to agreements on safety and quality: standards are an integral part of our daily lives and also have major impacts on the way we work. Have you ever thought about the impact of standards on your SME, and did you know that you can contribute to the development of standards yourself?
What is a standard?
A standard is an agreement about a product, service or process. It’s not a binding obligation, but is applied voluntarily by everyone who has an interest in it. By referring to a standard in legislation, its application becomes mandatory. This can be done, for example, to better protect consumers or employees. You can also make standards enforceable by referring to them in contracts or in the context of certification.
42,000 that's how many standards are currently available at the NBN.
How standards lift your SME to new heights
In this whitepaper, you’ll discover everything there is to know about standards. Which types exist? What are the possible benefits? And how do you get started?
Help develop standards yourself
DMK Recrea Services seizes unique opportunity to gather sector insights
Participating in the development of European standards gives experts tremendous insights into their sectors. At the same time, those experts benefit from the experience of making a real difference. Koenraad De Maertelaere, manager at play structure and play area specialist DMK Recrea Services, also testifies to that. He is involved in developing standards for play structures in public areas.
2.636 that's how many Belgian experts are currently helping the NBN develop standards.