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Researching the societal impact of standards

Hi everyone! Our names are Bibi and Janne and we conducted an internship at SFS from March 2022 until May 2022 as part of our thesis projects. We both studied the master Management of Innovation at Rotterdam School of Management. For our thesis we chose to take part in the XXM project which aims to research the impact of standardization on society. In order to research this, several students from Rotterdam School of Management were sent to different standardization bodies to research a specific standard.

Civil defence shelters must be up to par during crisis

Finland has about 54,000 civil defence shelters. In Finland and elsewhere in the world, some shelters have been found lacking. A global standard on civil defence shelters is being prepared to remedy the situation, with Finns at the vanguard.

The EU to improve competitiveness by standardization

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On 2 February 2022, the European Commission presented its first Standardization Strategy. It strengthens European standardization in order to enhance the EU's global competitiveness and support green and digital development.

Harnessing waste heat — a new standard improves energy efficiency of data centres

Novel solutions are needed to reduce emissions from telecommunications, and the focus is now on data centres with high energy consumption. The new ERF standard gives data centres the means to measure, in a reliable and comparable manner, how much of the heat that they produce can be recovered and exploited. The international standard, prepared under the guidance of Finnish experts, helps data centres to cut not only their CO2 emissions but also energy costs.

Standards – tools of social responsibility

In order to be successful, companies and public organisations have to consider their impact on the people and world around us. Narrow-minded profit-seeking does not go far when stakeholders demand responsibility.

Updates to Our Privacy Policies

We have updated our customer information and marketing privacy policies. The Customer Register Privacy Policy and the Marketing Register Privacy Policy, which used to be separate documents, have been merged into the Customer and Marketing …