Our vision: the world needs standards!
Progress is driven by innovation, not only in technology and science but also and increasingly in systems, processes and interoperability of products and services. Internationally harmonized standards are suitable means to implement innovation because they are legitimated democratically. Furthermore, they serve to open up markets and to put large companies and small businesses on a level footing. SNV supports them in practice.

The world requires standards also in a more general sense of the term, i.e. for “good practice”, accountability, fairness and ethics in interaction between business and society.

Our mission follows from this: the SNV provides standards!
The SNV promotes the development and harmonization of national and international standards and rules. It is a modern service provider which informs people about the importance, benefits and practical implementation of current regulation and standardization. The SNV works for the benefit of Swiss business and society.