HEQAG turn to standards for guidelines, definitions, and procedures that help them achieve objectives such as:
Satisfying their customers’ quality requirements
Ensuring their products and services are safe
Complying with regulations
Meeting environmental objectives
Protecting products against climatic or other adverse conditions
Ensuring that internal processes are defined and controlled
Use of quality standards is voluntary, but may be expected by certain groups of stakeholders. Additionally, some organizations or government agencies may require suppliers and partners to use a specific standard as a condition of doing their educational business.