High standards: a better way to regulate?

Technical and organisational standards permeate many areas of business life but are often invisible or misunderstood. Isabella Kaminski explores how they dovetail with environmental regulation and asks whether the system could be improved

by Isabella Kaminski
Scandals such as VW being caught cheating on diesel car emissions tests have highlighted the important role of technical standards. Photograph: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt
Scandals such as VW being caught cheating on diesel car emissions tests have highlighted the important role of technical standards. Photograph: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt

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