New ISO Technical Committee Established for Ageing Societies

Earlier this year the British Standards Institute (BSI) submitted a proposal for a New Field of Technical Activity, including the establishment of a new Technical Committee: Ageing Societies.

The scope of the activity is: Standardization in the field of ageing societies.

Following broad consultation and strong international support throughout ISO members, the ISO TMB has approved the establishment of the new ISO TC Ageing Societies. The secretariat has been allocated to BSI.

The new Technical Committee on Ageing Societies aligns with the recent APEC SCSC initiative on the Silver Economy that was supported and contributed to by many PASC members. The project, The Role of Standards and Innovation in Driving the Silver Economy, highlighted both the challenges and opportunities that are fashioned by the ageing population in the Asia Pacific region.

Standards Australia urges PASC members to continue to positively contribute to this important initiative to leverage the economic, health and social benefits that standardisation can provide to ageing societies and the broader community.