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DIRECTORY OF CERTIFIED COMPANIES IN SINGAPORE 2019
International Standards can help shape our future. Not only do standards support the development of tailor-made solutions for all industries, they are also the
tools to spread best practices, knowledge and innovation globally. International Standards have always had a pivotal role in enabling the smooth adoption of technologies.
SERGIO MUJICA
ISO SECRETARY-GENERAL
or a country’s current baseline of production, and Drivers of Production, or the key enablers that position a country to capitalise on the Fourth Industrial Revolution to transform production systems. The assessment measures readiness for the future, rather than performance today.
Addressing Challenges
While the bene ts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are immense, so too are the challenges, from the ethical to the economic and scienti c. Just as was the case in the First, Second and Third industrial revolutions, inclusive standardisation processes have a key role to play in ensuring that the bene ts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are realised on a global scale.
In his message for the 2018 World Standards Day, ISO secretary-general Sergio Mujica said, “International Standards can help shape our future. Not only do standards support the development of tailor-made solutions for all
industries, they are also the tools to spread best practices, knowledge and innovation globally. International Standards have always had a pivotal role in enabling the smooth adoption of technologies.
“In the same way that standards were crucial during the First Industrial Revolution, supporting the specialised mass production of manufactured goods, they will continue to play a critical role in this new era. Standards will ensure compatibility and interoperability around the globe, helping society to adopt technologies seamlessly as they emerge in the future.”
The World Standards Day is celebrated on 14 October to honour the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organisations such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the ISO.
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