Finnish standards – a century of supporting competitiveness

For 100 years, Finland has used standards to promote competitiveness, the functioning of society, public safety, and national security. 

Today, the role of standards in world trade has become more strategic and even politicized, as major powers utilize the standardization of novel technologies to gain advantage over each other. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, SFS Finnish Standards continues to serve the ever-changing needs of businesses and society.


SFS celebrates its history in many ways. One of the changes more visible to the general public concerns the name of the organization. From 1 February 2024, SFS’s official name is SFS Finnish Standards, replacing the old name of Finnish Standards Association SFS.


Among the activities organized throughout the year, SFS will have a seminar on Green Transition in Helsinki on May 24 and is honoured to have both CEN and CENELEC Director-General Elena Santiago Cid and ISO Secretary-General Sergio Mujica as guest speakers at the event.


Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on, your device to remember your preferences.

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.

I accept all cookies