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?
that's how many standards are currently available at the NBN
5 reasons to implement standards in your SME
Standards are available in all forms and around the most diverse topics. There are several advantages to using them as an SME. These are the main five:
Cost savings – thanks to greater efficiency and better business processes;
Export opportunities – products or services are more easily accepted in other countries;
Innovation – sharing knowledge and new techniques becomes easier;
Customer satisfaction - by increasing the quality of products or services;
Sustainability – standards help create environmentally friendly, safe and sustainable products or processes.
How can you use standards as an SME? What are the benefits, and do they stand in the way of things like innovation? Download our white paper to find out.
Help develop standards yourself
Implementing standards gives your SME a boost. But did you know that you can also help develop standards yourself? The NBN facilitates the development of standards in Belgium. It does this through standards committees: the NBN brings together experts so that they can develop the standards relating to their fields of specialisation. Many of these experts include representatives of SMEs.
Why participate? Taking part in the development of standards allows you to stay one step ahead of your competitors:
You learn - you are the first to be aware of future developments and trends;
You network - you are constantly exchanging ideas with other experts;
You influence - you exert influence during the norm development process.
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that's how many Belgian experts are currently helping the NBN develop standards