What is NF ?
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Summary:France Standards Association française de normalisation NF Standards

Association française de normalisation - french standards, NF standardsEstablished in 1926, AFNOR is an association governed by the law of 1901, consisting of nearly 2500 member companies. Its aim is to lead and coordinate the standards development process and to promote the application of those standards.

Recognized by the public authorities (who entrusted the Ministry in charge of industry with the task of ensuring interministerial coordination and control functions), AFNOR is at the hub of the French standardization system. Bringing together all the major players in the business community, AFNOR is alert to their needs and cooperates closely with the 26 standards bureaus and other professional bodies in developing a set of standards that meet their strategic objectives.

As a service provider, AFNOR has developed a variety of deliverables - for companies in particular - which, ranging from the distribution of standards to certification, including training, help in a practical way to integrate standards into the company_s fabric. Its Web site (www.afnor. fr) provides online access to all information about AFNOR.

AFNOR has concentrated its commercial and competitive activities within specialised subsidiaries by creating AFAQ-AFNOR Certification and AFAQ-AFNOR International, as well as CAP AFNOR in the training area. The figures herewith refer to the group as a whole, which maintains strong synergy between its different activities.

AFNOR is also represented at French regional level and abroad.

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