Ensuring the accuracy of measurements
The global economy is driven by the production, development and trade of goods and services. As such, there is a constant desire to upgrade and improve on said goods and services as the global market continues to make advances in technology as it relates to trade and industry. With this social and economic growth comes the need for assurance that the products and services provided for consumption are of a high standard, and thus, are of distinguished quality.
In order to improve on something, it must first be measured. Consumers and professionals alike must be able to rely on the accuracy of measurements. Metrology, which is the science of measurement, provides assurance so as to ensure the overall health and safety of the consumer, the environment, and equity in trade.