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100 years of Austrian Standards stands for security, trust, innovation and diversity. More than 4,500 Austrian experts are currently developing standards, in a worldwide network with partner organizations from more than 160 countries. So that in everyday life and in business ``one thing fits the other``. Here you can find out why.

About Globalnorm

Globalnorm is one of the leading organizations in standards management and international market access requirements. Its experts offer extensive know-how and advice related to standards, regulations and product conformity requirements.


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From standards to understanding

„Being one of the leading organizations in standards management and international market access requirements, it is our mission to provide valuable knowledge revolving around standards and product compliance. Only those who understand standards are able apply them properly and to develop compliant, safe products and to put them on the market.“

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Loerzer, Managing Director | Globalnorm GmbH

Standards relevant for product comiance

ÖNORM ISO 19600:2017 05 01
ÖNORM ISO 31000:2018 09 01
ÖVE/ÖNORM EN 31010:2010 12 01
ÖVE/ÖNORM EN ISO/IEC 17000:2020 10 15
ÖNORM EN ISO 9001:2015 11 15
ÖVE/ÖNORM EN ISO 13485:2017 08 01

About GS1 Austria

GS1 Austria makes available a globally unique identification system for locations, articles, shipping containers, etc. GS1 standards mainly focus on the consumer goods industry (just think of barcodes), but nowadays also extend into many other sectors, such as healthcare.


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When supply chains speak a common language

„As a digital bridge builder, we offer our customers standards for identification, information and processes. Owing to harmonized practices, standards save a lot of time and bring security to industry. They facilitate planning, also for investments.“

Mag. Gregor Herzog, CEO | GS1 Austria GmbH

Standards used

ISO/IEC 15420
ISO/IEC 15459-1
ISO/IEC 16022
ISO/IEC 18000-6
ISO/IEC 18004:2015
ISO/IEC 29158

About MAM

MAM is a family-run business and has developed baby products for more than 40 years. Its research and development activities do not only focus on outstanding design, medically tested functionality and safety, but also on the fact that each baby and each parent is unique.

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Pioneering work from Austria

„Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of babies and parents all over the world. Thus, the safe use of our products is one of our top priorities. Standards allow for the development of user-friendly products at reasonable prices“

Ing. Peter Röhrig, Founder and CEO | MAM Babyartikel GesmbH

Standards used

ÖNORM EN 14350
ÖNORM EN 12586
ÖNORM EN 12868
ÖNORM EN 14372

About Tiroler Rohre

Tiroler Rohre sees itself as a traditional Tyrolean company manufacturing pipe and piling systems made of ductile iron for the water industry and for deep foundation engineering. The company operates world-wide, with Europe being its core market. Since 1947 the activities of Tiroler Rohre have been geared to quality, safety, mutual trust and respect.

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Heavy Metal

“We develop and manufacture high-quality ductile cast iron piping systems for transporting water. Using standards, we put the focus on the quality of our products and the satisfaction of our customers. Standards are not merely a sign of innovation and robust materials, but also of sound project management.”

Dipl. Ing. Max Kloger, CEO | Tiroler Rohre GmbH

Standards used

ÖNORM B 2599-1
ÖNORM EN 2599-2
ÖNORM B 2567
ÖNORM B 2560
ÖNORM B 2562
ÖNORM B 2597

About Vienna Waste Water Management

At Vienna Waste Water Management, around 450 employees ensure that the sewer system is kept functional and clean. Their work ensures a high standard of waste water disposal and makes an essential contribution to the high quality of life in Vienna.

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We make sure everything runs smoothly also below ground

„Given our 2,500 kilometres of sewers, we are the operator of Austria's biggest sewer system. Every day we transport half a billion litres of waste water produced by 1.9 million people from 170,000 buildings to the waste water treatment plant in the Simmering district in an environmentally sound way. Without standards we could not accomplish our tasks at the high quality level reached.“

Hans Horvath, Fire Safety Officer | Vienna Waste Water Management

Standards used

ÖNORM B 2501:2016 08 01
OVE EN 60079-14/AC:2016 08 01
ÖNORM EN 397:2013 02 01
ISO 7010:2019 07 01
OVE EN 50270/AC:2016 12 01
ÖNORM EN 16034:2015 01 01
ÖNORM EN 3-10:2010 01 01

About Wiener Linien

Wiener Linien builds and operates the underground, bus and tramway network in Vienna. What is special about Vienna's public transport system, is its dense network of thousands of stops and stations, short waiting times and the continuous expansion of the underground network. In this context, safety and reliability are as important as environmental protection.

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Getting around fast, comfortably and without barriers

„The guidance system of Vienna's underground facilitates orientation in our stations and contributes to high levels of safety and efficiency. Standards ensure that our guidance systems are understandable and easy to use. Thereby, they play a major role in allowing 2.6 million passengers to get to their destination fast, safely and comfortably.“

Luke Meysner, Network Development and Infrastructure Planning | Wiener Linien

Standards used

ÖNORM B 1600:2017 04 01
ÖNORM V 2102:2018 08 01
ÖNORM A 3011 part 1 to 11
ÖNORM A 3012:1994 04 01
ISO 7001:2007 11 01

About the Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna

The Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna (Municipal Department 8) preserves the written heritage of Vienna as a basis of legal certainty and as a guarantee of free access to information.

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Archives without chaos

„The holdings of the Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna currently have a length of 60 kilometres. Every year, they grow by around one kilometre. Without standards, there would be chaos. From the floor to the last register level, from indoor climate to digitization – we use international standards in all fields.“

Liane Kirnbauer-Tiefenbach, MA, Archivist at the Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna | Municipal Department 8 of the City of Vienna

Standards used

ISO 15489-1:2016 04 15
ISO 23081-1:2017 10 01
ISO 11799:2015 12 01
ÖNORM EN 16242:2013 04 01
International Standard Archival Description (ISAD)
International Standard for Describing Functions (ISDF)
Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

About the Vienna City Library

The Vienna City Library (Municipal Department 9) based at the City Hall is one of the most important libraries concerned with literature of relevance to Vienna. It is open to everybody and can be used free of charge.

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Standards protect the cultural heritage of the city

„At the Vienna City Library, we could not work without standards. This begins with the cataloguing of our holdings and ranges to digitization. For example, standards ensure top scanning quality and provide a clear structure for searches on our books. Thus, they help us make available the cultural heritage of the City of Vienna also online and maintain it sustainably.“

Alexandra Egger, BA BSc MA, Head of Digital Services, Vienna City Library at the City Hall | Municipal Department 9

Standards used

ISO 15489-1:2016 04 15
ISO 23081-1:2017 10 01
ISO 11799:2015 12 01
ÖNORM EN 16242:2013 04 01
International Standard Archival Description (ISAD)
International Standard for Describing Functions (ISDF)
Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

About the Lighting Technology Laboratory of the City of Vienna

The City of Vienna established the Lighting Technology Laboratory as a testing space in 1933. In 2006, it was integrated into the Research Centre, Laboratory and Certification Services (Municipal Department 39) of the City of Vienna. One of its core tasks is to ensure sustainable and efficient lighting in Vienna.

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Standards as a shining example

„Austria is the only country which has a standard dedicated to light pollution. This is very useful in case of disputes and in court. Without standards like ÖNORM O 1052, I would not be able to give an objective assessment. Light, in particular, is experienced differently by each individual.“

Horst Pribitzer, Deputy hHead of the Lighting Technology Laboratory | Municipal Department 39 of the City of Vienna

Standards used

ÖNORM EN 12193
ÖNORM EN 12464-2
ÖNORM EN 13032
ÖNORM EN 13201
ÖNORM O 1051
ÖNORM O 1052
ÖNORM O 1053

About Municipal Department 48 – Waste Management, Street Cleaning and Vehicle Fleet

Waste prevention and separation as well as a clean city are among the key objectives and priorities of Municipal Department 48.

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Good earth – thanks to standards

„If there were no standards, it would be impossible to ensure high quality in biowaste recycling. In comparison with legislation and regulations, standards help us define the key guidelines for composting very quickly, efficiently and purely in line with technical aspects.“

Dipl.-Ing. Wojciech Rogalski, SR, Head of Strategic Planning of Waste Management and Waste Stream Management | Municipal Department 48 of the City of Vienna

Standards used

ÖNORM S 2201:2020 08 15
ÖNORM S 2202:2014 06 01
ÖNORM S 2204:2016 06 01
ÖNORM S 2205:2018 04 01
ÖNORM S 2206-1:2004 04 01
ÖNORM S 2206-2:2005 03 01
ÖNORM S 2007:2017 03 01
ÖNORM S 2209:2015 11 15
ÖNORM S 2210:2019 02 01
ÖNORM S 2211:2016 11 01
ÖNORM S 2020:2012 06 01
ÖNORM S 2021:2017 04 01

About Municipal Department 56 – Schools

Municipal Department 56 is responsible for constructing, maintaining, upgrading and managing Vienna's public primary schools, new secondary schools, special needs schools, pre-vocational schools and vocational schools. Thus, it lays the foundation for needs-oriented, modern, high-quality school operations.

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High-grade sports equipment and playgrounds for all

„We want to ensure maximum safety for the Viennese. To this end, standards are not only important for us, the providers, but also for all the people who use our facilities. At the Christine Nöstlinger Education Campus we use standards, for example, for the playgrounds, outdoor areas and gyms.“

Mag. Dr. Dr. Rudolf Leber, Project Manager, Unit for Campus Education Facilities | Municipal Department 56 of the City of Vienna

Standards used

ÖNORM A 6240 Teile 1 & 2
ÖNORM A 1640:2016 08 15
ÖNORM B 1602:2013 10 01
ÖNORM B 5371:2011 08 15
ÖNORM B 2607:2014 07 01
ÖNORM B 2608:2014 04 15
ÖNORM EN 1176 part 1 to 7, 10, 11
ÖNORM EN 1177:2019 12 15

About the Ambulance Service

The Ambulance Service (Municipal Department 70) is the biggest ambulance service organization in the capital of Austria. Its task, which is defined in Viennese legislation, is to organize and provide ambulance services in Vienna.

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On the safe side in emergencies

„The provision of medical care to emergency patients directly at the place where the emergency arises is continuously evolving. Standards allow us to make improvements at a high level of quality – regardless of the type of emergency and location. We always deliver care to the citizens of Vienna in line with the state of the art.“

Helmut Radatz, Chief Inspection Officer, Ambulance Service | Municipal Department 70 of the City of Vienna

Standards used

ÖNORM EN 1789:2014 11 01
ÖNORM EN 1865-1:2015 07 15 (part 1 to 5)
ÖNORM EN 13718-1:2014 11 01 (part 1 + 2)
ÖNORM EN 13726-1:2002 06 01 (part 1 to 6)
ÖNORM EN 13976-1:2018 11 01
ÖNORM EN 13976-2:2018 10 01
ÖNORM K 2121:2000 10 01
ÖNORM K 2122:2010 12 01

About WKO

The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) represents the interests of enterprises, promotes the economy and disseminates knowledge. It takes measures to support sustainable growth, entrepreneurial freedom, fair competition rules and the promotion of research with a view to ensuring Austria's success as a business location.


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Innovation as a success factor

„To turn brilliant ideas into top sellers, our enterprises need an appropriate framework: The standardization of interfaces enables SMEs to get involved in cross-industry and transnational value chains and allows them to access innovative digital technologies“

Dr. Harald Mahrer, President | Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Relevant Standards for our economy:

ONR CEN/TS 16555, Innovationsmanagement
ISO 56000ff, Innovation management
ISO/IEC 21823, Internet of things (IoT) — Interoperability for IoT systems
ISO/IEC 20547, Information technology — Big data reference architecture
ISO/IEC TR 24028, Information technology — Artificial intelligence
ISO 23257, Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

About WKO Wien

The Vienna Economic Chamber (WKO Wien) is the statutory organization representing the interests of all Viennese enterprises. It has around 140,000 members ranging from single-person and small craft businesses to industrial enterprises and banks. Its core tasks focus on actively contributing to shaping the economic framework conditions.


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Common language of business

„It is with great conviction that we support the work of Austrian Standards as we know what it accomplishes for Vienna as a business location. Standards ensure quality and compatibility, they create trust and foster fairness. Standards give enterprises the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.“

DI Walter Ruck, President | Vienna Economic Chamber

Relevant Standards for quality and compatibility:

ÖNORM A 2050, Procurement of works, services and supplies – Notices, tenders and award of contract
ÖNORM A 2060, General conditions of contracts to provide services
ÖNORM A 2063, Exchange of data concerning service description
ÖNORM B 2061, Determination of price in building and construction
ÖNORM B 2204, Execution of components