Presentation: IEC and SDGs February 2020 icons

All sustainable development goals rely on electricity. Electric power is the golden thread that alleviates poverty and hunger, increases access to healthcare, education, clean water and light after dark. It facilitates daily chores and allows women to contribute differently to local economies, increasing their status. IEC work is behind the scene but essential. It is technology focused and only few IEC Standards can be directly attributed to a single SDG. This presentation outlines where and how the IEC contributes to SDGs. Rather than text, it uses clear icons for faster communication.


Briefing paper: IECEx International Certification: The way to safety compliance in hazardous areas – en, pt

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Briefing paper: Medical devices – Safety and performance – en

All medical devices need to meet a rather complicated set of regulatory requirements. This brochure provides insights into safety, quality, performance and risk management aspects of electrical and electronic medical equipment that are covered by IEC work in standardization and conformity assessment.

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Presentation: IEC work for Smart Cities

This slide provides an overview of IEC work for cities. The IEC provides the majority of the International Standards needed to safely interconnect and automate much of the city infrastructure that generates or uses electricity and contains electronics.


IEC White Paper: IoT 2020: Smart and secure IoT platform – en, zh, ko

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an infrastructure of interconnected objects, people or systems that processes and reacts to physical and virtual information. IoT collectively uses today’s internet backbone to connect things using sensors and other technologies. Through data collection and analysis it achieves a multitude of outcomes that generally aim to improve user experience or the performance of devices and systems.

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Global Vision: Keith E. Williams, Underwriters Laboratories

In the 21st century, green safety is as important as were electrical safety and fire safety to the 20th century. Standards provide a competitive edge to companies to limit unfair competition, achieve significant cost-savings, and simplify access to many more markets. Underwriters Laboratories believes that the IEC represents the opportunity to harmonize standards globally so that manufacturers can make one product and serve all the world markets in a manner that will be safe to the planet and human kind.

More info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/ul/


Global Vision: Keith Nosbusch, Rockwell Automation

In this IEC Global Visions interview, Keith Nosbusch, Chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation (until 2016), shares how smarter manufacturing increases global competitiveness. He underlines that IEC International Standards help improve plant safety and enhance product reliability and quality. They also allow companies to become more sustainable by lowering their energy consumption and improving waste management, which in turn helps reduce cost.

more info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/rockwellautomation/


Briefing paper: Functional safety essential to overall safety – en, ru

An introduction to Functional safety and the IEC 61508 series.

This brochure also exists in Russian.

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Guide: Basic, group & product safety standards – en

Guide for experts preparing safety publications.

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