The mission of Statistics Netherlands is to collect and process data in order to publish statistics to be used in practice, by policymakers and for scientific research. In view of this mission, the quality of the statistical information must be guaranteed. For this reason Statistics Netherlands has introduced a system of quality assurance based on the highest international criteria. Statistics Netherlands aims to be one the best performing statistical institutes in an international perspective in terms of quality, without using complex and detailed quality systems. Statistics Netherlands regularly undergoes external audits, by among others the IMF (the so-called ROSC Mission) and the European Commission (Gross National Income commission), and regularly reports on quality issues to Eurostat, the EU bureau of statistics.