Briefing paper: How the IEC helps achieve the SDGs – en

SDGs are perhaps the most impactful undertaking for global good in the 21st century and an opportunity to leave a better world for future generations.

Building upon the knowledge and expertise of its membership, the IEC provides a framework necessary for the development of global technologies. It ensures the safety, performance and sustainability of electrical, electronic and information technologies that underpin all SDGs. With its consensusbased approach, the IEC reflects the needs of countries across the world.


Briefing paper: IEC future standards development and business platform – en

Our vision calls for a platform enabling online collaborative development of standards, and providing new opportunities to deliver innovative standards-related products and services to the broadest possible range of IEC stakeholders and end users.

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Presentation: Overview of the IEC

This presentation provides a general overview of the IEC and the scope and impact of IEC work on global trade, energy access and development objectives.


Presentation: The case for active participation in standardization – en

This presentation, which is intended for non-technical business audiences at the higher management and CXO level explains why participation in standardization is highly strategic and belongs at board room level. It provides examples that outline the type of advantages that can be achieved through this approach.

 


Presentation: How IEC Standards are developed (animation)

This presentation provides an animated overview of the development process of an IEC International Standard and indicates the different stages at which regulators and other stakeholders can contribute.


Briefing paper: Welcome to the IEC – en, fr, es, pt, ru

Overview of the role of the IEC, its scope,  structure, role in energy access and power generation, global trade, safety, sustainability and interoperability. The brochure also provides an overview of  IEC work in standardization and conformity assessment, including the 4 IEC Conformity Assessment Systems  and the IEC Affiliate Country Programme.

This brochure is also available in Spanish, French, Portugese and Russian.

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Briefing paper: Welcome to the IEC flyer – en, fr, es

Basic overview of the IEC, its scope, role and structure, as well as benefits of IEC International Standards.

The brochure is also available in Spanish and French.

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Briefing paper: Case studies: How companies benefit from active participation – en

These case studies from different companies show the value they have gained from being involved in the IEC. They illustrate how participation in the work of the IEC helps companies to stay ahead of their competitors.
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Video: The Electric Century – the importance of IEC Standards

A look at the importance of IEC Standards throughout “The Electric Century”. The video was produced in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the IEC in 2006.  History


Video: 1990-2006 IEC Standards for technology development

This video outlines the importance of IEC work for the development of technologies such as DVD, JPEG and MPEG files, renewable energies, MP3 and the iPod, nanotechnologies. It was developed on the occasion of the 100 year anniversary and explains part of the history of the IEC.