Welcome to the Korean Standards Association (KSA)!
I am Lee Sang-jin, the 24thChairman and CEO of KSA.
Since the KSA’s foundation in 1962 in line with the Industrial Standardization Act, it has served as a pioneer for Korean standards and their quality. It has contributed to the improved competitiveness of Korean companies by educating them on industrial standards and quality management, enhancing the methods of KS/ISO certification and quality/management innovation, publishing and distributing local and overseas standards, and holding different training programs and seminars. Moreover, we at KSA are devoted to creating preemptive responses to a new change—the Fourth Industrial Revolution—such as the development and operation of data science-based management innovation programs and the creation of new business models.
As you see, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is no longer the upcoming future; it is the matter of the present. Thus, more efforts must be put into adapting to changes and linkage between our accumulated expertise and new business models.
In this context, we at KSA will do our best to further advance the innovation of industrial standards and quality. In addition to the development of standards, we will fulfill our role as a professional global standards/quality knowledge service provider. In particular, we will connect R&D, patents, and technological criteria; lead group standards; engage with more policy authorities and CEOs to achieve global quality competitiveness; and construct the Asia Quality Center to support companies in their innovative growth.
Moreover, as a standards leader, we will aggressively respond to global competition in conjunction with the establishment of a local community to secure a share of standardization. The competition for standards is expected to get more intensive all around the world in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We will put forth a great deal of effort for Korean standards that will be reflected in the fields of the Fourth Industrial Revolution such as a smart factory, a smart city, the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data.
In particular, the diversification of KS/ISO certification policies has recently resulted in the rapidly changing certification market environment. Against this backdrop, we will not only provide our customers with high-quality certification services but also continue to advance the existing ones.
In addition, standards and quality are the fundamentals and the orientation of products and services.
We at the KSA spare no effort in suggesting new standards and expertise in quality management by accepting a shift toward a new paradigm.