"Shaping the future with standards!"
International and European trade is facilitated by standardization.
The international relevance of ISO and IEC is recognized and is being further strengthened.
The European single market is strengthened by standardization.
The market relevance (see Presidential Resolution 18/2013) of standardization projects is ensured.
DIN and DKE are recognized by the fields of politics, business and society at large. They help ensure the global competitiveness of the economy, and Germany as a business location through standardization.
Standardization relieves the strain on – and supports – national regulation.
Standards relieve the strain on the national regulatory process and facilitate public procurement. However, it is generally accepted that they are not suitable instruments for regulating aspects solely concerning the formation of political opinion, the representation of public interests or the relationship between management and labour.
The new legal framework has been extended to other appropriate areas, while respecting the division of responsibilities between the EU and member states.
The standardization organizations and the policy-makers work together in a spirit of trust.
Public interests, in particular the safeguarding of targets such as environmental protection, consumer protection, occupational safety, health protection and building safety are taken into account within standardization. Standards contribute to the global transfer of German sustainability benchmarks.
Germany promotes worldwide standards for future issues by bringing together stakeholders and developing new processes and open platforms for coordination.
DIN and DKE provide the world's leading moderation platform for standardization. They organize the standardization subjects and coordinate cooperation beyond the boundaries of their own organization, including forums and consortia and other standardization organizations.
DIN and DKE are driving forces behind standardization for the digital transformation.
Economic and social factors are the driving forces behind standardization.
Trade and industry are the mainstays of standardization and contribute their expertise to it on a permanent basis. Ever growing numbers of experts are being put forward by trade and industry for national, European and international standardization projects.
The cost-benefit ratio of the standardization projects is viable and the follow-up costs arising from the standards are factored in. Suitable tools have been developed.
The needs of the general public are taken into account.
Standardization generates added value for society.
Standardization results contribute to sustainable development by taking all protection goals into account; they support the UN sustainability goals (Agenda 2030).
DIN and DKE actively cooperate with associations and seek to present a united front.
DIN and DKE work together with forums and consortia.
Standardization is used above all by companies as an attractive strategic instrument.
The benefits of standardization are recognized at all corporate levels.
Standardization is used by managers as a strategic means of achieving corporate goals; participation in committees is encouraged and acknowledged by companies.
Standardization work is well organized. Effective and reliable processes and structures have been established. Appropriate digital tools are used for this purpose.
Standards are practical, limited to the essentials and a key source of information. Users' requirements are taken into account. They are a quality yardstick for standardization. A modular structure has been established for standards.
The targeted participation of experts, including those from SMEs, is possible.
Together with the Federal Government, the associations and the institutional executors of German standardization, DIN and DKE, encourage the corporate use of standardization in both domestic and export business.
Standardization enjoys high status in the public perception. Standards represent security and quality.
The standardization processes are efficient and are perceived as such by the public.
The interested public is involved in the standardization process through clear structures and transparent processes.
DIN and DKE maintain an open and transparent dialogue with the interested public, including through innovative participation processes for stakeholders and interested groups.
Quality assurance of the standardization process is transparent.
Standardization is increasingly anchored in training and in academic teaching.
There is an ongoing discussion on the role of standardization in all the competing fields of science and technology, business, politics, society and social change.
The benefits and ways in which standardization supports economic activity, the common good and socio-political protection goals such as environmental protection, consumer protection, occupational safety, health protection and structural safety are communicated and recognized.
The Standardization 2020 program was created around five years ago for the identification and initiation of digitalization projects.
Since the successful completion of the program, the topic of digitalization of standards for DKE has not been completed - quite the contrary!
We have a clear vision of DKE’s role in the digitalization of standards. Our digital agenda serves as the compass on our path toward further processes of transformation.