Realms of standardization expands

August 6, 2023

Standardization plays an important role in developing the economy, science and technology and in making people’s socio-cultural life convenient and cultured.

First, standardization is an important undertaking to comprehensively define and ensure the quality of products. Standardization can be said to be precisely the work to raise quality.

Standardization plays an important role not only in lowering costs and increasing labour productivity but also in introducing cutting-edge science and technology, modernizing production processes and developing foreign trade, and contributes to ensuring convenience in people’s life and ecological balance.

In our country many achievements have been made in expanding the spheres of standardization and setting standards in new fields as required by the new century.

Crop seeds, tree saplings and the growing of them and hundreds of kinds of national dishes have been standardized. And foundations have been laid for putting the raising of grass-eating and all other domestic animals on a scientific basis.

The standards for the production of medicines and for the management of their quality have been set as national standards to reach the world levels, thus making it possible to ensure their hygienic safety, ranging from raw material production bases to production processes at each stage.

International and foreign standards have been studied and introduced to suit the actual conditions of the country to steadily improve quality indexes.

The ISO 9000 serial standard (quality management and quality assurance) and ISO 14000 serial standard (environmental control system standard) have already been introduced and set as national standards.

Our country is directing great efforts to standardization in the fields of security, hygiene, environment, IT, nanotechnology and biology, to which importance is attached worldwide.

It is the consistent principle of standardization in our country to develop the economy in a sustainable way, provide people with better living environment and convenience in their material and cultural life and contribute to promoting their health.

Recently, tens of national standards have been set for afforestation and environmental protection in the country, making a positive contribution to protecting the lives and property of the people and precious resources of the country from disastrous abnormal climate.

And standards have been set systematically for the methods of testing air, water and soil to make standardization contribute to managing land and protecting environment in a scientific way.

Meanwhile, many national standards have been established for making medical services IT-based and assessing the quality of the medical service system so as to bring better medical benefits to the people.

The work for disseminating the information of standards is well under way.

Books, scientific films, collections of data on standards according to economic sectors and multimedia have been created and disseminated.

A standard-related database has been established to help all sectors use relevant information data promptly.

Our country has rich experience in sponsoring several international workshops on the basic knowledge of standardization and successes and experience gained in the undertaking for standardization.

To make continued progress and innovations in all fields of society, the economy and the environment in order to make the people enjoy a rich and cultured life in good health--this is the invariable purpose of standardization in our country.

Jo Kwang Rae, director of the National Standards Institute

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