DIN / Germany

Contact person

Ms. Karin Both
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Consumer representation on policy and governance committees:

Committee Representative(s)
DIN Consumer Council Dr. Holger Brackemann, Chairman, Consumer Council
  Ms. Karin Both, Secretary, Consumer Council

 

Consumer representation on international and regional technical committees of priority interest for consumers:

Product safety (especially domestic appliances and water safety, protection against drowning)
IEC/TC 59, Performance of household and similar electrical appliances Ms. Karin Both, Consumer Council; Mr. Gerhard Heilmann, volunteer rep.
CEN/TC 162, Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets Mr. Guenter Cornelissen, volunteerRep., Consumer Council
Accessibility issues (elderly and persons with disabilities)
ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology Ms. Kristina Unverricht, Consumer Council
Environmental issues (EMS, energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, climate change)
ISO/TC 207, Environmental management Ms. Dr. Gabriela Fleischer, Consumer Council (WG Carbon footprint)
Social responsibility
ISO Working Group on Social Responsibility Dr. Peter Sieber, volunteer rep. Consumer Council
Performance of household appliances
IEC/TC 59, Performance of household and similar electrical appliances Ms. Karin Both, Consumer Council; Mr Gerhard Heilmann, voluntary rep.
Other committees
ISO/TC 59/SC 17 Sustainability in buildings Mr. Guido Hoff, Consumer Council

 

National technical committees or mirror committees for ISO or IEC TCs:

Committee Representative(s)
DIN Mirror Committee of ISO/TC 22 Mr. Tim Salatzki, Consumer Council
DIN Mirror Committee of ISO/TC 136 Mr. Andreas Zause, Consumer Council
DKE Mirror Committees of IEC/TC 59 and SCs / WGs Ms. Karin Both, Consumer Council and several voluntary Reps
DIN National Committee on safety of toys Mr. Andreas Zause, Consumer Council
DIN Mirror Committee of ISO/TC 188 and CEN/TC 162 Mr. Guenter Cornelissen, voluntary rep. Consumer Council
DIN Mirror Committee of ISO/TC 229 Dr. Gabriela Fleischer, Consumer Council
DIN Mirror Committees of ISO/TC 34 and SCs/WGs Ms. Natalie Tang, Consumer Council and several volunteer reps
DIN Mirror Committee of ISO/TC 59/SC 16 Mr. Guido Hoff, Consumer Council
DIN Mirror Committee of ISO/TC 59/SC 17 Mr. Guido Hoff, Consumer Council
DIN Mirror Committee of ISO/TC 159 (only accessibility issues) Ms. Karin Both, Consummer Council
DIN Mirror Committee of ISO/IEC JTC 1 Ms. Kristina Unverricht
DIN Mirror Committee of ISO/TC 207 Dr. Gabriela Fleischer, Consumer Council
DIN Mirror Committee of ISO WG on Social Responsibility Dr. Peter Sieber and Mr Dr. Christian Thorun, voluntry Reps Consumer Council
DIN Mirror Committee of ISO/TC 157 Ms. Natalie Tang, Consumer Council

 

Consumer representation for other types of consultation:

DIN Consumer Council and its volunteer representatives participate actively in national, European and international standards committees but sometimes also comment on draft standards where no consumer rep has been involved.

 

Tools to support consumer participation in policy and technical work:

  • Financial support
  • Training

DIN Consumer Council is responsible for representing German consumers in standardisation. Permanent staff (9 persons) are supported by about 70 volunteer representatives. Consumer Council organizes an annual training seminar for its volunteer reps.
All travel expenses of the volunteer reps are paid by Consumer Council