A seminar was organised by The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on World Standards Day on the theme Less Waste,Better Results – Standards Increase Efficiency.
G S Sandhu,Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary,Government of Punjab,was the chief guest. While addressing the seminar,he stressed that the answer to manage resources for the generation of today and of the future is efficiency. It can help organizations maximize profits and meet their goals. There needs to be a better use of resources to ensure a more sustainable world, said Sandhu.
Experts talked about how international standards are powerful tools for helping organizations capitalize their potential in the global market place.
Developed by experts from around the world,these contain internationally harmonized best practices which can be used to measure,compare and increase efficiency and reduce waste. Efficiency indicates the availability to achieve objectives by implementing processes to develop products or services of optimal quality with minimal waste expense or necessary effort. It helps organizations maximize their profits and meet their goals.
BIS has initiated action for developing standards in tune with world trade. In todays increasingly globalized trading environment,international standards are tools for building clarity and mutual understanding there by benefiting manufacturers,consumers and service providers alike.
The standards help markets grow faster,increase global trade and encourage economic development, said A K Saini,Dy Director General (North),BIS.
The seminar also focused on how the quality of life needs to be improved and on the need to operate in an organised manner to ensure the efficient use of natural resources.
Stress was also laid on curtailing hydrocarbon emissions that are destroying the equilibrium of the environment and leading to global warming. A technical session was also organized during the day in which various aspects on the theme were addressed by experts.