British Standards Institution
The British Standards Institution (BSI) is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. BSI produces technical standards on a wide range of products and services and also supplies certification and standards-related services to businesses.
Their purpose is to inspire trust for a more resilient world. BSI’s solutions and services improve performance and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At BSI, the mission is to share knowledge, innovation and best practice to help people and organisations make excellence a habit.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) was established in 1901 as the Engineering Standards Committee. A Royal Charter was granted in 1929, with the organization’s aims and objectives including:
- promoting trade – by developing common industrial standards;
- reducing waste – by simplifying production and distribution;
- protecting the consumer – through the use of licensed marks to identify conformity to standards.
The British Standards Institution was adopted as the organisation name in 1931. BSI has a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Government, which establishes the position of BSI as the recognised UK National Standards Body.
ADVISORY COUNCIL NOMINEE
Director-General, StandardsBritish Standards Institution