You Versus Product Standards

When goods and services fail consumers, they always blame the producers of them and will again live through the same scenario. Many of us tend to think that following the guidelines set by standards is only applicable to the producers. Yes, it is the responsibility of business organizations to be aware of such guidelines when producing goods and services, but it is also the responsibility of consumers to know the necessary standards the product should possess when buying them.
Learning about Standards
From the food we eat and to the clothes that we wear, they have all gone through certain procedures which are designed by a set of certain standards and guidelines. If these goods fail to be produced to the required standard they are not to be consumed by anyone, however, through the tight grasp of law, such minorities can escape and end up in your household shelf or fridge. One could argue that it was the producer’s fault for sending flawed goods to the market but it could be counter argued by the fact that the consumer was not aware of the standards and therefore it is their fault. So, one should always be mindful when it comes to purchasing goods and services.
Standards for Everything
There is usually a standard for everything. As aforementioned, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. That is not all, the vehicles we drive and the parts of that vehicle, the furniture, electric equipment and even the books we read and write on have standards and these standards are usually an ISO certification Dubai gained for that product. This certification is named thusly because it was put forth by the International Standardization Organization. This organization basically tests the conditions in which the goods should be produced and be in and then comes up with sets of guidelines for business organizations to follow.
Not Only the Consumers
Not enough emphasis can be put on the fact that it is the responsibility of the business company to follow standards and be informed about their changes and renewals. For instance, in the case of ISO 14001 2015, the companies were asked to be aware of the new additions to the standard such as the Annex SL and the incorporation of the EMS and new clauses on organizational context, risk based approach, scope and capability, documented information, life cycle perspective and control of outsourcing.
Process of a Renewal
In October 2013, the committee draft of the new standard was introduced, July 2014 – it was published in English, December 2014 – results of the DIS ballot were revealed, July 2015 – FDIS publication was released and in September 2015 – the new standard was published.
The long procedure of a renewal becomes evident in the above paragraph.