Standards are key for the economic growth of a country. Studies in various countries, including Spain, have shown that the contribution of standardisation to their economy is 1% of the GDP.
Public security and environmental protection
Standards are a proven tool of support for the Public Administrations in the area of regulatory simplification, especially in relation to public security and environmental protection.
Internationalisation: The European and international standards prepared by the Standardisation Committees and published as UNE in Spanish facilitate access to other markets.
Competitiveness: Standards promote the optimisation of resources in the management of organisations and contribute to reducing the risks linked to innovation.
Good practices within everyone's reach: Standards are used to establish generally accepted guidelines on the market for new products and services resulting from R&D&i activities, whilst their application is a guarantee of trust for customers and Public Administrations.
Participating in the drawing up of standards is very accessible for SMEs. They can take part in the standardisation process at nationa, European or international level. Standardisation allows SMEs to increase their productivity and reach wider markets. The Spanish Association for Standardisation, UNE, offers solutions focused on increasing SMEs' knowledge and understanding of standardisation, inviting them to make themselves heard in the standardisation process.
This course, available in Spanish as well as others languages, is intended specifically for the small or medium-sized businesses, in order to provide them with great knowledge on standards and standardisation, including the following topics: