IEC core areas of competency range from global safety standards to horizontal electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) publications and terminology

The IEC standardization and conformity assessment activities cover a vast array of technologies. These technologies range from the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, to the systems and devices that rely upon electricity.

IEC Standards ensure the performance, reliability, efficiency and safety of electrical and electronic systems and devices. They provide a common language and terminology that experts can use when developing standards for technology.

The IEC is also the world leading organization for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).