International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

October 2011

 

A clear mission and vision

And the need to spread the word

IEC International Standards and CA (Conformity Assessment) Systems are fundamental to international trade. Today, most companies who want to build products that will be accepted worldwide use IEC International Standards and CA Systems, and the 154 signatory states of the WTO (World Trade Organization) refer to them for issuing legislation and regulation concerning these products.

The home of industry

The scientists and engineers who founded the IEC understood the need for International Standards: they enable products to be built that are able to work together safely in as many places as possible. In many ways, the IEC is the home of industry: it helps small and big companies reach a broader range of markets faster and at lower cost than would otherwise be possible.

 

But not all is rosy. While a large number of companies use IEC International Standards and CA Systems successfully, we are still not on the radar screen of some CEOs. Today, the majority of industry leaders have an economic or financial background and standardization has simply not formed part of their education. As a result, many still lack understanding of the strategic advantage of active participation in IEC work. To change this, the IEC is increasing its level of engagement with leaders in industry, business and government and is building its relationships with academia to help educate the leaders of tomorrow.

Mission & Vision

The IEC's clear Mission & Vision is expressed in the Masterplan which will be presented to all IEC members and delegates at the General Meeting in Melbourne.

Ronnie Amit,
IEC General Secretary and CEO

But the IEC needs to improve how it anticipates and satisfies market needs still further. With converging technologies, industry increasingly demands a systems-based approach. By providing the right deliverables in a timely fashion – and by cooperating with relevant partner organizations – we will not only be able to attract more participants in new areas of technical work, but we will also increase our relevance to industry leaders.

 

The IEC has a clear mission and vision. It is expressed in the Masterplan which will be presented to all IEC members and delegates at the General Meeting in Melbourne.

 

See you in Melbourne.

Ronnie Amit
IEC General Secretary and CEO

 

  • Ronnie Amit, IEC General Secretary and CEORonnie Amit, IEC General Secretary and CEO.
  • Masterplan cover artworkThe IEC Masterplan.
  • Anticipate market needsThe IEC needs to improve how it anticipates and satisfies market needs further.

 

 

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