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Various studies and surveys have highlighted that small offices and the self-employed are showing a strong shift in interest towards sustainable development, innovation knowledge and skills redeployment, and even supplier assessment.
These trade professionals had already integrated the standard as tangible competitive leverage for anything touching on building relationships of trust and on risk prevention.
The new trends in standardization, certification and guidance documents could be profitably adapted to the economic realities of small offices and SMEs. The AFNOR Group has extended a hand by offering a package of solutions enabling small offices to embark on standardization programmes.