In its broadest sense, standardization includes a wide variety of activities and topics – preparing Israeli standards, establishing official standards, enforcing official standards, certification of products (standards label), certifying quality systems and environmental management systems, testing laboratories and, of course, the activities by representatives of Israeli industry in international standardization.
These matters are closely and directly connected to a large number of industrial enterprises, so a business education can be important and even critical to decisions made by these enterprises in connection with these matters.
In recent years the government has intensified its activities in the field of standardization. These activities are essentially intended to reduce unnecessary restrictions on trade, increase competition in the economy by reducing costs to the consumer and encourage Israel's integration into international standardization. Despite numerous legislative initiatives in recent years and government resolutions on the matter, the final picture has not yet stabilized, and the issue of standardization will, presumably, remain on the public agenda in general and the Association's agenda in particular, in the near future..
The Association, recognizing the importance of the issue, devotes great effort and extra attention to it. This is manifested, inter alia, in the appointment of a special employee for this field, the operation of a "House Committee on Standardization Matters," which is intended to deliberate various standardization issues and formulate the Association's position on them, the operation of sub-committees for handling and advancing special issues connected with the field and the engagement with a special standardization consultant with vast and varied experience who is closely accompanying all the Association's activities in this field.
The Standardization Committee's goal is to bring the important and relevant information to the attention of the manufacturers and make the following useful tools available to them:
* Standards under public scrutiny – For receiving information about new Israeli standards, revisions to the existing standards published for public scrutiny and submitting comments on these standards. See also "Standards under Public Scrutiny".
* The Standards Institution of Israel – The SII is responsible for preparing standards and quality assurance for products, with the goal of advancing the economy while ensuring the safety, welfare and quality of life of the individual.
* Answers to frequently asked questions.
* Individual reporting on current issues in the field of standardization and general news about standardization issues.
* Links to other websites connected with local and international standardization.