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Standards development committees are central to creating new standards, reviewing existing standards, and adopting international standards. They work using a transparent and consensus-based approach, which leads to standards solutions that are robust and workable in 'real life'.

Balanced development committees are made up of experts acting as volunteers, gifting to the committee their knowledge and skills through a process that enables these experts to challenge, test, and moderate to achieve the best outcome.

Development committee members work together to develop content for specific standards, with input from other interested parties during the public consultation period. This inclusive process generates broad support and recognition for the final standards solution and ensures it is fit for purpose.

What's involved in Standards development committees [PDF, 2.8 MB]