The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, is legally designated as the National Standardization Body of Spain. Thus, it is the national representative and member of the European (CEN and CENELEC), International (ISO and IEC) and Pan-American (COPANT) Standards Organizations, and member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
More than 36.000 standards in catalogue, 250 technical committees and 15000 participating experts are samples of the experience gained as standards body during more than 35 years.
Formally, it is a non-profit-making, private, independent and multisectoral organization, recognized at National, European and International levels. Through the development of technical standards helps improving the quality, competitiveness and innovation of companies, products and services.
UNE has a large experience in supporting research and innovation communities when taking advantage of standards and standardization to increase the market impact of their activities, transferring their results to the industry, society and public authorities. It has also a long track in international cooperation activities in developing countries to support their use of industrial standards and strengthening their structure of industrial quality and safety.
In BEEN, UNE advises, manages and develops all the activities related with standardization.