Issues of safety and sustainability have become important causes for stakeholders around the world, from alternative energies and environmental protection to the safety of products, services, homes, and workplaces. As governments, organizations, and individuals alike strive to address these border-crossing challenges, globally relevant standards provide the technological and scientific foundations that drive health, safety, and environmental innovation.
Standardization speeds innovation, facilitates harmonized trade, and boosts consumer and government confidence in products, services, systems, and processes. But above all, standardization provides an adaptive framework for developing the most effective solutions to critical global challenges.
Attendees viewed exhibits from a number of organizations, including:
Sponsored by the WSD Planning Committee, the event was part of the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2011. The WSD planning committee is co-chaired by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and ANSI, with IAPMO serving as the administrating organization for WSD 2011.
View the photo slideshow from the event.