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About NEN

Proper agreements on products, methods and services are important, but if it is a matter of safety, they are absolutely vital. Think for example about the safety of toys, fire safety of decorations and counter terrorism. Widely supported agreements, make international trade, innovation, safety, efficiency and sustainability possible.

At NEN, the Royal Netherlands Standardization Institute, we connect parties and stakeholders and ensure that they reach agreements in standards and guidelines. They do this in national and / or international standards committees.

NEN manages over 31.000 standards. Those are the international (ISO, IEC), European (EN) and national (NEN) standards accepted in The Netherlands. In total over 800 standards committees are active, with in total over 5.000 standard committee members.

Properly managing the extensive standards collection and coordinating the national, European and international standards committees, requires a high-quality infrastructure.

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