Who we are
Discover how Standards New Zealand connects industry, government and consumers with standards for a better New Zealand.
From the moment you wake up, almost everything you interact with is based on standards. The food you eat, the appliances and technology you use, the car you drive, even the buildings you occupy.
The world is changing at an ever-increasing pace, from climate change to the digital economy. As the national standards body Standards New Zealand ensures New Zealand has the future-focussed standards it needs, for high-quality and safety, and an innovative and prosperous future.
What makes us leaders in developing standards, is our independent and consensus-based process.
It brings together government, industry and consumers through an unbiased, fair, representative, technically accurate and internationally-recognised approach. It’s proven to ensure better long-term engagement, buy-in and support.
With over 90 years of experience, we have built a reputation for high trust, confidence, quality and credibility, in New Zealand and around the world.
In each sector of the economy there are opportunities for government regulators, businesses, industry bodies and individuals to work with Standards New Zealand.
This could be through commissioning standards to help solve a particular problem, contributing your technical expertise on local and international standards development committees, or helping provide access to standards for your sector or profession.
We also support the development and adoption of international standards and are the gateway for participation with the International Organisation for Standardisation and International Electrotechnical Commission.
Our work gives New Zealand a voice in developing international standards, and global influence, to shape and support trade and market access. So contact us and get involved – whether it’s commissioning or helping develop standards, joining a standards development committee or buying the latest standards to improve your product or service. Standards matter to everyone. www.standards.govt.nz
Take two minutes to learn about Standards New Zealand, our country’s national standards body and leader in:
- developing consensus-built standards that work for all
- providing access to thousands of New Zealand, joint Australian/New Zealand and international standards
Standards New Zealand is a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). We manage the development and publication of standards and standards-related solutions.
Most of our standards are developed in partnership with Standards Australia. We are New Zealand's gateway for participation and representation with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), so that New Zealand has a voice in the international standards community.
With over 90 years’ experience we help ensure New Zealanders have standards that provide safety, trust, good practice, regulatory compliance, interoperability, and competitive edge.