The international element of the Spanish Association for Standardisation and group companies is becoming increasingly significant. In standardisation, by representing Spain in international and regional organisations, as well as through cooperation projects. In certification, by supporting Spanish companies in their internationalisation and organisations from more than 60 countries to improve their levels of quality.
A year after its creation, the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification took on the job of representing Spain before the international standardisation organisations ISO and IEC; European organisations CEN, CENELEC and ETSI; and COPANT in the Americas. These memberships have meant that the Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE has been able to play an active part in both governing bodies and the development of technical work. In the case of COPANT, UNE is an adherent member.
The good work of the Spanish experts in international organisations brings this country to the forefront of the standardisation field, with a growing presence in positions of responsibility. In addition, Spanish standards are used as a base for preparing European and international standards.
UNE collaborates with developing countries through its international cooperation projects, to strengthen their standardisation structures and pass on practices to facilitate international trade. The entity has developed projects in more than 40 countries throughout Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Furthermore, the fact that AENOR has permanent headquarters in Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Panama, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Portugal, Italy, Morocco and Poland, allows the organisation to transfer its experience in certification and training to other markets, adapting to specific local needs.
The certificates of AENOR are becoming increasingly more recognised in the international field, having issued certificates to organisations from more than 60 countries.
AENOR is the Spanish member of IQNet , the largest international certification network for quality and environmental management systems, made up of organisations from over 30 countries. Thus, in addition to its Registered Company and Environmental Management certificates, AENOR issues IQNet certificates.