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Featured Partner: SES

SBB is made possible by the contributions, support, and active participation of its Partner organizations. SES - The Society for Standards Professionals has been an SBB Partner since 2011.

Society for Standards Professionals


SES - The Society for Standards Professionals was founded in 1947 as the Standards Engineering Society, a not-for-profit professional membership society dedicated to furthering the knowledge and use of standards and standardization. SES is unique in that it is the only organization in North America committed exclusively to this effort. SES provides a neutral networking forum where standards users and developers can come together to address mutual issues, opportunities, and interests in ways that work to the benefit of everyone involved with, or affected by, standards. The Society’s worldwide membership includes standards developers, users, managers, and information specialists from industry, government, standards developing organizations, trade associations, and academia. SES is the member body for the United States and Canada in the International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN) and accredited by the American National Standards Institute.

Standard/Conformance Tools

  • SES-1, Recommended Practice for Designation and Organization of Standards, presents recommended practices and guidance on designating and organizing standards for standards developers and users. It also standardizes where information should be located within broad generic types of standards. Separate sections on referenced publications, definitions, standards elements, and format are included.

Industry Sectors Served

Government, private industry, standards development organizations


SES - The Society for Standards Professionals
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 603.926.0750
Fax: 603.610.7101

Beyond the bottom line: standards impact quality, lead-time, factory flexibility, and supply chain management.
Standardization and conformity assessment activities lead to lower costs by reducing redundancy, minimizing errors, and reducing time to market.
Demonstrating compliance to standards helps your products, services, and personnel to cross borders. Standards also make cross-border interoperability possible, ensuring that products manufactured in one country can be sold and used in another.
Businesses not only reduce the economic risk of their research and development activities by participating in standardization, they can also lower their overall R&D costs by relying on previously standardized technologies and terminologies.