Standardization means creating agreed ways of doing something. The purpose of standards is to simplify the work of authorities, facilitate trade, and to make consumers' everyday lives easier.
Standardization increases product compatibility and safety, protects the consumer and the environment, and facilitates both domestic and international trade.
SFS Collaboration with educational institutions and useful materials - information on standards and standardization for teachers and students.
A World Built on Standards - A Textbook for Higher Education