Making standards work for SMEs

UNIDO is pleased to announce the launch of a brochure titled “Making Standards Work for SMEs: A series of ISO-UNIDO handbooks to support the implementation of international standards”.

Spanning more than 40 years, UNIDO’s fruitful collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has focused on the promotion of sustainable industrial development. Both organizations have worked together to enable developing countries to actively participate in the development and adoption of international standards as well as to help their enterprises and institutions apply and comply with international standards and conformity assessment guides.

Their collaboration includes technical standards development, capacity-building activities and trainings (including e-learning courses), and joint publications and research on different related topics. In their effort to promote the implementation of international standards, UNIDO and ISO have teamed up to publish handbooks that assist organizations, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), seeking guidance on how to integrate specific ISO standards into their activities. In this regard, the brochure serves as a preview of jointly published handbooks.

Read the brochure here.

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