About Norwegian Standard (NS)
Norwegian Standard (NS), is a term for standards, which are determined and regulated by Standard Norway. NS can apply to everything from building and construction to petroleum, social responsibility and services. The standards are usually drawn up by highly qualified professionals in committees with members appointed by interest groups, companies, government agencies or others who want to get involved in the work. This may affect the content of the standards, which may thus appear as compromises or negotiation results between different parties’ interests. The standards are first prepared as a consultation draft and then adopted by Standard Norway.