Using standards

Does your organisation already use standards? No? We’ve gathered everything you need to know about standards on this page. Why are standards important? What is their added value for your organisation? And what concrete benefits do they offer? You’ll discover it all below.
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What are standards?

Standards are the best way to do something. But why are they important? And how can they help your organisation?
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Why use standards?

What are the benefits of standards for your organisation? Professionals from a host of companies share their experiences of how using standards adds value for them.
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Standards and copyright

Standards are protected by copyright. What does that mean? Why do standards bodies use them? And what implications does this have for you?
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Legislation and standards

Why do governments include standards in their local or European legislation? And what benefits do standards offer in terms of regulation?
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Public standards

Public standards are standards that have been incorporated into Belgian legislation and are therefore freely available. Therefore, as a standards user, you do not have to pay to consult them.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about using standards? We list the most frequently asked questions and their answers on our FAQ page.
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Environmental management

ISO 14001 - Environmental management

Want to get your environmental management up to speed? You can do this with the international standard ISO 14001.
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Information Security

ISO/IEC 27001 - Information security

ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known international standard for information security management systems (ISMS) and their requirements.
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quality

ISO 9001 - Quality management

ISO 9001 is the number one standard for quality management, worldwide. Get to know this standard better and discover its benefits.
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