Release of IEC Annual Report 2015

The International Electrotechnical Commission released their 2015 Annual Report.

‘Today electricity and electronics are the cornerstone for all economies in developing and developed countries. IEC International Standards together with the IEC Conformity Assessment Systems support 12 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Urban environments will be home to more than 60% of mankind and IEC work provides the technical foundation for electricity access and all the hardware that will allow cities to provide a better quality of life.

Electronic or electrical goods now represent 17.7% of total trade value. Parts and subassemblies transit through many countries before they are assembled, shipped and consumed. They are generally no longer the industrial manufacture of a single country. They are now “made in the world”. Only the use of harmonized, globally agreed technical rules –  IEC International Standards – allows countries and companies to efficiently participate in these global value chains and to cooperate on increasingly big societal projects.

The IEC Annual Report provides you with an overview of IEC work, highlighting some of the important activities we have undertaken in 2015.

We hope you will find it interesting.’