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World Standards Day

Make a difference this World Standards Day - join the cause and help make global standards more accessible to everyone!
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Celebrate World Standards Day on Oct. 14 and get a better understanding of how much standards impact our lives! Established in 1970 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to recognize the importance of standards, this day is now observed around the world. Standards help us make sure that products are safe, reliable and fit for purpose, as well as enabling international trade and communication between countries. So join in the celebration and learn more about how standards play an important role in our everyday lives!

History of World Standards Day

World Standards Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1946</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>ISO Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was established, committed to creating global standards.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World Standards Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first World Standards Day took place to increase global awareness of the importance of global standardization.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UPC Barcodes Introduced</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first UPC barcode was scanned, a major example of applied global standards in everyday life.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>JPEG Standardized by ISO</div><div class='timeline-text'>The JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) image format is standardized by ISO, aiding the storage and transmission of digital images globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>ISO 14001 Revision</div><div class='timeline-text'>Revision of ISO 14001 introduced, a global standard to help organizations reduce their environmental footprint.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>ISO 9001 Updated</div><div class='timeline-text'>The most recognized standard for quality management systems, ISO 9001, was updated to better handle evolving business needs and risks.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Standards Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a standards event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a standards event in your area and attend. This is a great way to learn more about standards and how they are used in various industries.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a standards awareness event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize an event to bring awareness to standards in your community.  Invite experts, businesses, and organizations to speak and share their experiences.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share information online</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share articles, videos, and other content related to standards on social media.  Start a discussion with friends and colleagues about the importance of standards.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write an article or blog post</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write an article or blog post about World Standards Day and why it's important. Share it with friends and family, or ask a local newspaper or blog to publish it.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Participate in a standards challenge</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search for a standards challenge in your area and join in.  A challenge could involve creating a new standard, improving an existing one, or simply discussing the importance of standards.</p></div></div>

Why World Standards Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>World Standards Day promotes global collaboration</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By setting standards that are accepted and understood by all countries, World Standards Day encourages global collaboration and cooperation in a variety of industries. It also helps to ensure that goods and services are of the same high standard no matter where they are made or consumed, making it easier and more efficient for people around the world to do business with each other.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes technological advancement</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Establishing common standards and guidelines helps to ensure that new products and technologies can be efficiently developed and adopted by markets around the world. This allows businesses to not only enter new markets but stay competitive in existing ones which promotes innovation across all sectors.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It facilitates international trade</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By setting industry standards, World Standards Day provides a framework for international trade. This supports free trade agreements between countries as well as greater access to global markets, enabling businesses from different nations to benefit from increased economic growth opportunities.</p></div></div>

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World Standards Day FAQs

When is World Standards Day?

World Standards Day is celebrated on October 14 every year. In 2024, World Standards Day will occur on a Monday.

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