United Kingdom (BSI)


Last updated on: 11.04.18
Stakeholder Organization(s) contributing to the case study

National Standards Body

Consumer Organization

International structures for consumer participation

ISO/TC 228; ISO/TC 145/SC 1/WG 5; ISO/TC 145/SC 1/WG 4; ISO/TC 145; ISO/TC 292; ISO/TC 292/WG 5; ISO/TC 199; ISO/TC 199/WG 12; ISO/TC 299; ISO/TC 159/SC 4; ISO/TC 229; ISO/TC 59/SC 16; ISO/TC 290; ISO/TC 290/WG 1; ISO/PC 311/WG 1; ISO/PC 311; ISO/TC 176/SC 3; ISO/COPOLCO; ISO/COPOLCO/WG 4; ISO/COPOLCO/TG 5; ISO/COPOLCO/WG 2; ISO/COPOLCO/WG 3; ISO/COPOLCO/WG 5; ISO/COPOLCO/WG 18; ISO/CASCO/WG 53

Consumer representative(s) participating in the international structure(s)

CPIN representatives, CPI policy team,

National structures for consumer participation (Technical)

Consumer and Public Interest Network - trained volunteer consumer representatives , 33 members participating in over 100 BSI committees , as well as IEC , CEN/CENELEC committees and ANEC WG

National structures for consumer participation (Policy)

Consumer and Public Interest Strategic Advisory Committee comprising 14 UK CPI organisations feeding into BSI governance committee. CPIN Coordinators Steering Group who feed into CPISAC and ISO COPOLCO

Platforms for consumer participation

Bi annual open meetings on topics specific to consumers and standards. CPI Forum for email communication to raise awareness of Standards and consumer participation. CPISAC to guide CPIN strategy and engage participation and implementation of standards with UK CPI organisations and Government and for CPIN to interact directly with Uk CPI organisations at their events and congresses e.g. National Consumers Federation, Which? Electrical Safety First, Energy Saving Trust

International cooperation

ISO , ISEAL

Consumers' priorities and objectives for participation



Health and wellbeing (encompasses product safety and behavioural risk)
Services
Privacy and security
Sustainability
Inclusivity (CPIN also focuses on children’s issues)

Main obstacles to participation

Funding

Resources (financial or other)

Funding of participation

UK Government BEIS support for CPIN consumer representatives travel and subsistence
BSI support a Consumer and Public Interest Team and the operation and training for CPIN, CPISAC and CPI Forum ( in process)

Useful Web sites and other resources for consumer participation

https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/about-bsi/uk-national-standards-body/why-standards-matter-for-consumers/

Respondent's name

Homer Sadie Mrs.