Each year on 14 October, the members of IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.
2020 topic is: Protecting the Planet with Standards.
Over the last century human and large-scale industrial activities of our modern civilization have added to earth’s natural greenhouse gases. They negatively impact our climate and with it all forms of life. At the same time rapid population growth and broad urbanization call for the responsible use of limited resources.
To reduce human impact on our planet, we need the political will, concrete action and the right tools. The international standards prepared take into account tried and true solutions to technical challenges. They help share expertise and expert know-how broadly within developed and developing countries alike. Standards cover all aspects of energy savings, water and air quality. They lay down standardized protocols and methods of measurement. International standards help reduce the environmental impact of industrial production and processes, facilitates the reuse of limited resources and improves energy efficiency.
World Standards Day 2020
Protecting the planet with standards
World Standards Day 2020 poster contest winners: