For sustainable standardization, it is important that standardization keeps pace with the times. Projects and cooperations are essential for this. We therefore always work closely with national organizations such as DIN and international organizations such as IEC to advance and improve standardization with strategic measures and partnerships.
Standardization and strategy
Digitalization is advancing, new technological innovations are emerging, the world is growing together. We take this into account by always developing strategies at national, European and international level and attending those that help to overcome existing hurdles and successfully implement new goals and measures in society, business, politics and standardization.
Strategies for and with standardization
Strategies for the further development of standardization
Standardization as a strategic tool
Basis of all strategic measures
All measures taken and implemented in connection with standardization are derived from the German Standardization Strategy, which defines the main objectives of standardization and thus serves as a guideline for all standardization projects.
German standardization strategy: Shaping the future with standardization!
Standardization in Germany serves industry and society to strengthen, shape and open up regional and global markets. The German Standardization Strategy is the framework for all stakeholders involved in standardization in Germany and defines key objectives.
Strategies at national level
In order to master challenges such as digitization and to make standardization more efficient and fit for the future in view of current developments and changes, cooperation between experts from all areas and sectors is essential.
Digitization of standardization
Alongside politics, science and business, the digital transformation is also a future-driving factor in standardization: digital standardization is an essential component of its future strategy.
The vision: For standards to increasingly shape digital processes, content of standards has to be machine-usable and interpretable. With the IDiS initiative - the network group for digital transformation in the DKE - the DKE is making a significant contribution to driving forward the digitization of standardization and paving the way for digital standardization.
Strategies at European level
Europe's goal, which has existed for decades, is to expand the European single market and strengthen free trade. The dismantling of trade barriers is of great importance at this point. For this purpose, it is necessary that products to be traded in Europe meet the same basic requirements so that they can be brought to market quickly and safely.
To achieve this, basic requirements are specified in European and harmonized standards and made uniform through the principle of harmonization.
Strategies at international level
In order to achieve strategic goals such as broad awareness, application and acceptance of standards and specifications, work at the international level is decisive. International standardization serves a uniform set and understanding of standards, which considerably simplifies standardization work and also enhances its benefits for industry and society. Our task is therefore also to promote international standardization and to develop solutions together with international standards organizations. The Frankfurt Agenda is part of this.
Fundamental aspects as well as the results of the discussions from the Reinvention Laboratory were summarized as the "Frankfurt Agenda" and passed on to the IEC. Developed under the motto "Connecting Communities - Reinvent Standardization", the Frankfurt Agenda contributes to shaping the future of standardization.
Further details on the Frankfurt Agenda
1. Expansion of our Organizational Structure
The IEC should create open platforms for networking of interest groups and manage the collaboration with other SDOs and consortia in order to play a leading role in the standardization of future cross-domain topics.
2. Evolution of our Tools and Processes
The IEC, as the home of industry, should provide future-oriented digital standardization processes and tools.
3. Innovation of our Portfolio
The IEC should develop itself and the whole community to become the leading provider of digital standards and services.
4. Development of our new Business Models
The IEC should closely collaborate with its national committees to jointly develop new business models for the profitable marketing of digital standards and services.
5. Strengthening of our Conformity-Assessment Services
The IEC should expand its platform for globally acknowledged conformity assessment systems in close cooperation with international and regional regulators such as WTO, UNECE, the EU Commission and others.
6. Preservation of our Core Values
Digitalization will not call into question the established values of standardization. Creating international safety standards is a key task of the IEC and will be a key task of the IEC in the future.