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www.iso.org International Organization  for Standardization
Consumers International World Congress 30 October 2007 From Consumer to Global Citizenship: the contribution of ISO By Ala...
Outline of the presentation <ul><li>The new consumer in the global village </li></ul><ul><li>An update on the ISO System <...
The new consumer in the global village   <ul><li>The consumer, the worker, the user of public services, the tourist, somet...
World Standards Day 2007
The ISO system At September 2007 <ul><li>IT tools </li></ul><ul><li>Standards development procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Con...
Sustainable Development  Social equity Environmental integrity Economic growth Sustainable development
Economic growth
Environmental integrity
Social equity
Some topical issues in ISO of interest to   consumers (1)   <ul><li>Food safety </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental management...
Some topical issues in ISO of interest to   consumers (2)   <ul><li>Standards for services </li></ul><ul><li>Conformity as...
ISO’s 2007-2010 Action Plan for the participation of consumers in standardization (1) <ul><li>Consistent with ISO Code of ...
ISO’s 2007-2010 Action Plan for the participation of consumers in standardization (2) <ul><li>Objectives   </li></ul><ul><...
ISO’s 2007-2010 Action Plan for the participation of consumers in standardization (3) <ul><li>Some key actions   </li></ul...
ISO’s 2007-2010 Action Plan for the participation of consumers in standardization (4) <ul><li>Some key actions  (cont’d) <...
ISO  International Standards for a sustainable world Thank for your attention! http://www.iso.org
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  1. 1. www.iso.org International Organization for Standardization
  2. 2. Consumers International World Congress 30 October 2007 From Consumer to Global Citizenship: the contribution of ISO By Alan Bryden ISO Secretary-General
  3. 3. Outline of the presentation <ul><li>The new consumer in the global village </li></ul><ul><li>An update on the ISO System </li></ul><ul><li>ISO’s contribution to sustainable development </li></ul><ul><li>Topical issues in ISO of interest to consumers </li></ul><ul><li>ISO’s 2007-2010 Action Plan for the participation of consumers in standardization </li></ul>
  4. 4. The new consumer in the global village <ul><li>The consumer, the worker, the user of public services, the tourist, sometimes the patient and eventually, the voter are the same person: a citizen, member of a community </li></ul><ul><li>Adding new dimensions to the sole performance/safety/price criteria: environment, energy, security, ethics, social impact… </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet and ICT, as well as global supply chains, increase the hyper choice of products and services, and distances the producer from the user </li></ul>
  5. 5. World Standards Day 2007
  6. 6. The ISO system At September 2007 <ul><li>IT tools </li></ul><ul><li>Standards development procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Consensus building </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination </li></ul>157 national members 193 active TCs 3 041 technical bodies 50 000 experts Central Secretariat in Geneva 150 staff Collection of 16 455 ISO Standards 1388 standards produced in 2006
  7. 7. Sustainable Development Social equity Environmental integrity Economic growth Sustainable development
  8. 8. Economic growth
  9. 9. Environmental integrity
  10. 10. Social equity
  11. 11. Some topical issues in ISO of interest to consumers (1) <ul><li>Food safety </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental management and response to climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources </li></ul><ul><li>e-health </li></ul><ul><li>The fully networked car </li></ul><ul><li>The digital home </li></ul>
  12. 12. Some topical issues in ISO of interest to consumers (2) <ul><li>Standards for services </li></ul><ul><li>Conformity assessment: the CASCO toolbox </li></ul><ul><li>Product recall </li></ul><ul><li>Social responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising and capacity building in developing countries </li></ul>
  13. 13. ISO’s 2007-2010 Action Plan for the participation of consumers in standardization (1) <ul><li>Consistent with ISO Code of Ethics and ISO 2005-2010 Strategic Plan, as well as with ISO/IEC statement, Consumer participation in standardization work </li></ul><ul><li>Developed on the basis of experience, identification of needs and proposals from COPOLCO </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted by the ISO Council in September 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>To be implemented by ISO Central Secretariat and members, and monitored by COPOLCO </li></ul>
  14. 14. ISO’s 2007-2010 Action Plan for the participation of consumers in standardization (2) <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting and facilitating the involvement of consumer interests in standardization </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying and monitoring priority areas </li></ul><ul><li>Raising awareness and increasing capacity for consumer participation </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the work and achievements of COPOLCO </li></ul>
  15. 15. ISO’s 2007-2010 Action Plan for the participation of consumers in standardization (3) <ul><li>Some key actions </li></ul><ul><li>Online Web site for networking and information on work in ISO and in national and regional standards bodies of interest to consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Development of an ISO guidance document on involvement of consumer interests in standardization at national level </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of ISO/IEC Guide for taking consumer aspects into account in the development of standards </li></ul>
  16. 16. ISO’s 2007-2010 Action Plan for the participation of consumers in standardization (4) <ul><li>Some key actions (cont’d) </li></ul><ul><li>Funding of collective projects: training, surveys, feasibility studies </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Training the trainers &quot; programme </li></ul><ul><li>ISO Newsletter on consumer interests </li></ul><ul><li>COPOLCO yearly workshops </li></ul>
  17. 17. ISO International Standards for a sustainable world Thank for your attention! http://www.iso.org
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