Standards solutions are used by a diverse range of organisations to enhance their products and services, improve safety and quality, meet industry best practice, and support trade into existing and new markets. Find out more about the benefits of standards and how we can help you find the right solution for your business.
Note: We are in the process of updating these resources to reflect the move to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on 1 March 2016. Our up-to-date contact details can be found on the Contact Us page. The Standards Council was disestablished on 1 March 2016, and a new Standards Approval Board has been appointed under the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015.
Standards technical committees are central to the standards development process. Find out what it means to be a committee member involved in developing standards:
To promote the effective use of standards, we have developed a guide that outlines good practice for regulators selecting and incorporating standards by reference. Find out how standards are used in policy and legislation:
The development of standards is initiated and funded by sponsors from a wide range of private and public organisations. In many cases they are industry bodies or government departments. Find out more about the benefits of funding standards:
Our technical committees comprise members who have been nominated by organisations because of their skills, expertise, interest, and knowledge of the subject matter. Find out the benefits of being a nominating organisation: