British Standards InstitutionBSI works with 12,200 committee members who help them shape best practice codes and standards. Subscribing members benefit from this work with their commitment to achieving standards of excellence.
Standards Council of CanadaThe Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is a federal Crown corporation responsible for promoting standardization in Canada.
Located in Ottawa, SCC has a 13-member Governing Council and a staff of approximately 112. It reports to Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (link is external).
They lead and facilitate the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services in order to enhance Canada's competitiveness and well-being. Their mission involves working with stakeholders and customers to promote efficient and effective standardization that strengthens Canada’s competitiveness and social well-being. Everything we do is aimed at improving Canadians’ quality of life.
ECMA InternationalFormed in 1961 by major multinational computer hardware manufacturers present in Europe.
Originally “ECMA” stood for “European Computer Manufacturers’ Association”.In 1994 - due to the high reputation and wide public knowledge - the “brand name” was kept, but changed to simply “Ecma” (now with capital and small letters, signalling the change of the original mission of the Association).
.•“International” was added because membership is from around the world, in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
•Broad scope of standardisation topics including hardware, software, communications, consumer electronics, media, storage, environmental subjects, etc...
European Committee for Electrotechnical StandardizationCENELEC is the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization and is responsible for standardization in the electrotechnical engineering field. CENELEC prepares voluntary standards, which help facilitate trade between countries, create new markets, cut compliance costs and support the development of a Single European Market.
European Committee for Standardization (CEN)CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is an association that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 34 European countries. CEN is one of three European Standardization Organizations (together with CENELEC and ETSI) that have been officially recognized by the European Union and by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as being responsible for developing and defining voluntary standards at European level.
CEN provides a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical documents in relation to various kinds of products, materials, services and processes.
CEN supports standardization activities in relation to a wide range of fields and sectors including: air and space, chemicals, construction, consumer products, defence and security, energy, the environment, food and feed, health and safety, healthcare, ICT, machinery, materials, pressure equipment, services, smart living, transport and packaging.
IEEE Standards AssociationIEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies, through IEEE. IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies, through IEEE.
We bring together a broad range of individuals and organizations from a wide range of technical and geographic points of origin to facilitate standards development and standards related collaboration.
InfoComm International, the Audiovisual (AV) AssociationAVIXA™ is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry.
International Air Transportation Association (IATA)The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
International Commission on Illumination (CIE)The International Commission on Illumination - also known as the CIE from its French title, the Commission Internationale de l´Eclairage - is devoted to worldwide cooperation and the exchange of information on all matters relating to the science and art of light and lighting, colour and vision, photobiology and image technology.
The IEC's members are National Committees, and they appoint experts and delegates coming from industry, government bodies, associations and academia to participate in the technical and conformity assessment work of the IEC
International Federation for Information ProcessingIFIP is the leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences
is recognized by United Nations and other world bodies
has a formal consultative partnership relation with UNESCO
represents IT Societies from 56 countries or regions, covering all 5 continents with a total membership of over half a million
links more than 3500 scientists from Academia and Industry, organized in more than 101 Working Groups reporting to 13 Technical Committees
sponsors 100 conferences yearly providing unparalleled coverage from theoretical informatics to the relationship between informatics and society including hardware and software technologies, and networked information systems
International Monetary FundThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 189 countries that make up its near-global membership.
The IMF's primary purpose is to ensure the stability of the international monetary system—the system of exchange rates and international payments that enables countries (and their citizens) to transact with each other. The Fund's mandate was updated in 2012 to include all macroeconomic and financial sector issues that bear on global stability.
International Society of Automation (ISA)Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization with more than 40,000 members worldwide. ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA’s 160 geographical sections, connect members with technology, expert advice, and world-class technical programming.
International Standards OrganizationISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 164 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, we allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.
Japanese Standards AssociationThe objective of the association is “to educate the public regarding the standardization and unification of industrial standards, and thereby to contribute to the improvement of technology and the enhancement of production efficiency”.
VITAEstablished in 1982 as VMEbus Manufacturers Group, becoming the VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA) in 1984. Shortened to VITA in 2005.
VITA's continuing goal is to unite manufacturers and users through the acceptance and implementation of open technology standards.
World Health Organization (WHO)Working with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices, WHO staff are united in a shared commitment to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere. Together they strive to combat diseases – communicable diseases like influenza and HIV, and noncommunicable diseases like cancer and heart disease.
They help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age. They ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink – and the medicines and vaccines they need.