The role of SNV

The Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) is Switzerland’s national organization for standardization. As a full member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISOISO
International Organization for Standardization
) and the European Committee for Standardization (CENCEN
European Committee for Standardization
), the SNV ensures international cooperation in the area of standardization.
Furthermore, the SNV represents the interests of its members as a vehicle for Swiss business and society to exert influence in national, European and international standards bodies.
Without this possibility for SNV members to have a say, Switzerland would suffer a disadvantage in, or be excluded altogether from, the process of international standardization. This would considerably weaken the power of innovation in Swiss business. For a country like Switzerland that relies heavily on its exports, it is particularly important to keep up to date with standardization at all times.