Conformity assessment standardizes the quality of our business practices. The advantages of this type of regulation are numerous. ISO certification pertains to both the overall quality of products as well as the process involved in creating those goods and services. Thus, conformity assessment to ISO standards maintains that goods and services will remain consistent in terms of their quality and method of of production. These standards are guaranteed to ensure the confidence of producers and consumers alike.
This type of regulation has also been known to simplify many existing business practices. Conformity assessment standards seek to develop international business communities that are rich in innovation and competition. Procedural standards also have positive effects in the area of safety for consumers, employees, and employers. If only all businesses adhered to ISO regulation, the quality of life would perhaps meet even our most idealistic aspirations for international business. Through ISO standardization businesses are efficient, safe, and usually ranked very highly in the quality of their products.
ISO standards have the potential to improve our business practices in other areas as well. The ISO has the potential to increase competition among businesses. Most organizations will seek ISO certification to increase consumer confidence in the quality of its goods and services. If all businesses were able to adopt these standards, they would then be able to compete with each other at a much higher standard while never sacrificing our most fundamental values.
In the end, the International Organization for Standardization is a great regulatory model because it is able to introduce standards to the international business community without requiring a government oriented body to do so. The ISO intends to stimulate innovation and make business to business transactions much smoother and efficient by eliminating redundancies where applicable. This is a way in which the ISO has a positive impact on businesses that seek to trade internationally. In general, the ISO positively effects us all.