On World Standard Day, CFA recognises the efforts of the volunteers who represent CFA on Standards Australia Technical Committees. Each year on the 14 October, the members of standards making organisations celebrate World Standards Day – This year’s theme is Protecting the Planet with Standards.
Currently CFA has representation on a number of committees that are developing standards to protect the planet including Environmental management; Circular economy; Environmental labelling, Greenhouse gas measurement and accounting; Sustainable finance; Carbon neutrality; Water supply and waste water systems; Renewable energy power supply systems; Electric vehicle operation; E-waste; and Marine energy. CFA representatives ensure solutions are of benefit to consumers, advocate for the consumer interest to be considered, and for the standard to include acceptable requirements for consumer protection.
World Standards Day is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards. Read more here. Standards lay down standardized protocols and methods of measurement. Their broad use helps reduce the environmental impact of industrial production and processes, facilitates the reuse of limited resources and improves energy efficiency.
Consumer participation ensures products and services meet community expectations and build consumer confidence in purchasing and using goods and services.