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ISO proposal for NWIP Guidance on evaluating standardization benefits for organizations

This document provides guidance for organizations to understand and apply the evaluation principles, methods and procedures of economic and social benefits of standardization. This document is generally useful for organizations to measure the benefits of standardization and improve their own standardization inputs.

Purpose and justification of the proposal
In 2010, ISO promulgated a methodology of evaluating standardization benefits on organization, which was based on value chain theory, in order to design and carry out such research by member countries, and carried out many case studies in member countries. This methodology hasn’t developed as international standard, which limits organizations improve their benefits from standardization.

In order to promote organizations to improve economic and social benefits through standardization, this document provides the evaluation principles, methods and steps of micro standardization benefit evaluation based on the value chain theory. The purpose of the proposal is providing organizations with evaluation principles, evaluation method and evaluation procedure of standardization benefits, improve the understanding of standardized benefits, and find out the function mode of standardization in organization's value chain, so as to strengthen the standardization input, maximize the benefits brought by standardization. In turn, it helps organizations improve their efficiency through standardization activities.

Relevant affected stakeholder categories
- Government
- Standards application businesses.

Additional information/questions
The proposer would support the establishment of a Joint Project Committee or other cooperation mechanism with the IEC should there be an interest within the IEC, and subject to approval of TMB and SMB.

The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal for this new work item of ISO by 25.06.2021 to Desislava Gulenova, e-mail: desislava.gulenova@bds-bg.org, tel: +359 2 81 74 581.

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