Supporters agree that requiring certain standards of conformity assessment to be followed is ultimately beneficial to all main parties within the product supply chain, all the way from manufacturers, to consumers.
Upon close examination, it appears that there are at least three groups that can see benefits when conformity assessment techniques are applied.
The first and likely most obvious group is the consumer. Consumers are those who see the most noticeable benefits from the confidence that comes from knowing that a product has been created and distributed and manufactured in accordance with strict policies set forth by the European Organisation for Conformity Assessment. In fact, the benefits are multi-faceted. Firstly, consumers can trust that the products were made to meet or exceed exact standards. This ultimately inspires consumer spending trends to be continually healthy since consumers can assume that the products in question are of the highest quality. Finally, it allows consumers an avenue through which to find recourse if it turns out that the product they have purchased is defective or does not serve the intended purpose.
The next group that will benefit when conformity assessment standards and testing is set forth are the factory or manufacturing regulators. One aspect that is constantly on the mind of these individuals and groups is the need to ensure that their environments are free of hazards and up to the most modern health and safety standards to promote the well-being of their employees. Conformity assessment standards encourage any factories to adjust their working conditions in the event that they are not already at the appropriate level.
Finally, manufacturers can take immense pride in the fact that they have chosen to follow conformity standards. Not only does it give them an edge over competitors who have not chosen to follow similar standards, but it also give them an extra element of trust regarding the product that has been created.