The Netherlands Standardization Institute (NEN) is a private, non-profit organization, founded in 1916 by the Netherlands Society for Industry and Trade, in cooperation with the Royal Institute of Engineers.
NEN's mission is threefold:
- assuring active involvement of the trade and industry sectors in the Netherlands in the development of international and European standards, and where still appropriate, of national standards;
- promotion of the use of standards and standardization within the Netherlands;
- operating as the central point in the Netherlands for information on standards and standards development.
The NEN bureau is an integrated organization serving both the Netherlands Standardization Institute and the Netherlands Electrotechnical Committee.