Estimates by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the US Department of Commerce both show that standards and related conformity assessment have an impact on 80 % of the world’s trade in commodities.
The document makes interesting reading as it has some encouraging facts about the value in implementing ISO certification:.
Across 6 countries there was
- an increase in productivity – in one case 13%
- increases in impact on growth and on GDP – highest figure quoted was $62 Billion
Across 10 specific companies – spread across the globe – there were
- increases in sales that ranged from $650k to $13.6million.averaged $7million
- an average increase in sales revenue of 13%!
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