Everyone who uses standards enjoys a number of economic advantages:

  • Improved market access - at national, European and international level
  • Simplified procurement procedures
  • Increased efficiency
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest innovations
  • Easier documentation for quality assurance
  • Reduced product liability risk
  • Improved product safety
  • Legal certainty

Standards contain the combined knowledge of all market partners which is gathered during a fair process moderated by DIN.

By purchasing standards, standards users ensure the private financing of standards work. In fact, sixty percent of DIN's work is financed through the sales of standards. This work not only entails the development of the standards themselves, it also includes ensuring the consistency of the standards collection as a whole, harmonizing national standards with European and international standards, and continually updating standards to ensure that they reflect the current state of technology.

The cost of developing standards is thus distributed among those who gain the most benefits from them. In this way industry itself determines which standards are in line with the market - a fair approach.