Fast facts and figures 84,000 clients operating in 193 countries 90 offices in 31 countries 3,100 standards were published last year 4,600 members of BSI staff Over 15,000 Subscribing Members 12,200 Committee Members 7,951 standards projects 63,000 current or draft standards available on BSOL 37,000 current British Standards 232,000 audit days in last 12 months 212,000 delegates trained in last 12 months Notified Body under 15 European Directives/Regulations Established in 1901, BSI was the world's first national standards body The original BSI committee met for the first time on the day Queen Victoria died – 22 January 1901. One of the first standards it went on to publish was designed to reduce the number of sizes of tramway rails BSI’s Kitemark? has provided reassurance for over 100 years and an independent survey of 1,000 UK adults in March 2015 showed that almost two-thirds of consumers believe the Kitemark is an indication of quality and associate it with rigour; products and services that are tried and tested. The first Kitemark was awarded to General Electric for Vitreous Enamelled Steel Reflectors for Lighting Fittings Together our clients account for 75% of the FTSE 100, 49% of the Fortune 500 and 77% of the Nikkei listed companies In 2017, BSI provided practical training for approximately 150,000 people worldwide on how to implement and operate standards BSI has been independently voted a UK Business Superbrand every year from 2003 to 2018 and its Kitemark from 2008 to 2016 2015 research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) showed that standards contribute towards ￡8.2 billion of UK GDP growth 24 out of the top 25 global medical device manufacturers use BSI Medical Services The quality management systems standard, ISO 9001 – which started life at BSI in 1979 as BS 5750 – is now recognized as the world's most successful standard having been adopted by more than one million organizations in 178 countries. BSI published the first standard on Organizational Resilience (BS 65000:2014)) to provide guidance on how to be able to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper.