SON DG, Joseph Odumodu
The challenge of sustainability and financial uncertainties to organisations globally and the need to achieve greater efficiency through the less waste and better results via application of standards is the focus of the 2012 World Standards Day celebration being jointly coordinated by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
This disclosure was contained in a World Standards Day message from the office of the Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria Dr. Joseph Odumodu, to propagate the joint statement from the ISO, IEC and ITU which stated that the theme of the 2012 global celebration of Standards on October 14 is ‘Less waste, better results – Standards increase efficiency’.
According to Odumodu, efficiency indicates the ability to achieve objectives by implementing processes to develop products or services of optimal quality with minimal waste, expense or unnecessary effort.
The message stated further that efficiency helps organisations to maximise profits and meet their goals, achievements that are crucial for success in today’s challenging and competitive economic environment.
The SON Chief Executive posited that international standards such as those from ISO, IEC and ITU are powerful tools for helping organisations to capitalise on their potentials as they contain internationally harmonised best practice which can be used to measure, compare and increase efficiency as well as reduce waste.