SIS / Sweden

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Ms. Helene Edmark
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Consumer representation on policy and governance committees:

Committee Representative(s)
SSR Konsumentråd (Swedish Standards Consumer Council) Mr. Bertil Elenius, Swedish Consumer Agency
  Ms. Lotten Strindberg, Swedish Consumer Agency
  Ms. Eva Eiderström, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
  Mr. Jens Henriksson, Swedish Consumers' Association
  Mr. Jan-Erik Nyberg, Swedish Consumers' Association
  Mr. Sven Bergström, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions
  Mr. Stefan Lundberg, Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees
  Mr. Hans von Axelson, Swedish Agency for Disability Policy Coordination

 

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

Product safety (especially domestic appliances and water safety, protection against drowning)
ISO/TC 181, Safety of toys Ms. Wanda Geisendorf, Swedish Consumer Agency

 

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

Committee Representative(s)
SIS/TK 391, mirror to ISO/TC 136 Furniture Ms. Maria Holmberg, Swedish Consumer Agency
SIS/TK 360, mirror to ISO/TC 21 Equipment for fire protection and fire fighting Mr. Björn Smith, Swedish Consumer Agency
SIS/TK 392, mirror to ISO/TC 181 Safety of toys Ms. Lotten Strindberg, Swedish Consumer Agency
SIS/TK 392, mirror to ISO/TC 181 Safety of toys Ms. Wanda Geisendorf, Swedish Consumer Agency
SIS/TK 392, mirror to ISO/TC 181 Safety of toys Ms. Kerstin Jönsson, Swedish Consumer Agency
SIS/TK 392, mirror to ISO/TC 181 Safety of toys Ms. Maria Lindstedt, Swedish Consumer Agency
SIS/TK 392, mirror to ISO/TC 181 Safety of toys Ms. Anna Strandberg, Swedish Consumer Agency
SIS/TK 392, mirror to ISO/TC 181 Safety of toys Ms. Barbro Gustafsson, Swedish Consumers' Association
SIS/TK 392, mirror to ISO/TC 181 Safety of toys Ms. Helena Norin, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
SIS/TK 378, mirror to CEN/TC 162 Protective clothing Ms. Helena Nilsson, Swedish Consumer Agency
SIS/TK 398, mirror to CEN/TC 162 Protective clothing Mr. Lennart Gunnarsson, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions
SIS/TK 402, mirror to CEN/TC 162 Protective clothing Mr. Peter Larsson, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions
SIS/TK 402, mirror to CEN/TC 162 Protective clothing Mr. Sven Sawatzki, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions
SIS/TK 516, mirror to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies Ms. Louise Ungerth, Swedish Consumers' Association
SIS/TK 502, mirror to ISO/TC 228 Tourism and related services Mr. Göran Lagerholm, Swedish Consumers' Association
SIS/TK 453, mirror to ISO/TC 59/SC 16 Accessability and usability of the built e Mr. Ken Gammelgård, Swedish Agency for Disability Policy Coordination
SIS/TK 453, mirror to ISO/TC 59/SC 16 Accessability and usability of the built e Ms. Elisabet Svensson, Swedish Agency for Disability Policy Coordination
SIS/TK 453, mirror to ISO/TC 59/SC 16 Accessability and usability of the built e Ms. Maria Johansson, Swedish Association of the Physically Disabled
SIS/TK 453, mirror to ISO/TC 59/SC 16 Accessability and usability of the built e Ms Karin Månsson, Swedish Association for Persons with Neurological Disabilities

 

Consumer representation for other types of consultation:

2d - Additional information on National Technical committees or mirror committees

- SIS/TK 380, mirror to ISO/TC 159 Ergonomics: Mr Hans von Axelson, Swedish Agency for Disability Policy Coordination; Mr Stefan Eriksson, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions; Mr Sten Gellerstedt, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions; Ms Tone Petrelius, Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees.

- SIS/TK 344, mirror to ISO/TC 173 Assistive products for persons with disability: Mr Hans von Axelson, Swedish Agency for Disability Policy Coordination; Mr Stig Håkansson, Swedish Consumer Agency; Mr Nils Duwähl, The Stockholm Association of the physically handicapped; Mr Sebastian Nikula, The Stockholm Association of the physically handicapped; Ms Kerstin Järneberg, Swedish Association for Persons with Neurological Disabilities; Mr Christer Tufvesson, Swedish Association for Persons with Neurological Disabilities.

- SIS/TK 305, mirror to ISO/TC 207 Environmental management: Ms Caroline Hopkins, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation; Mr Johan Kling, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

- SIS/TK 478, mirror to ISO/WG on Social Responsibility: Mr Erland Lindkvist, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions; Mr Lars Bengtsson, Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees; Mr Jens Henriksson, Swedish Consumers’ Association; Ms Sandra Atler, ECPAT Sweden; Mr Henrik Lindholm, Fair Trade Center; Mr Erik Zachrison, Swedish Fundraising Council; Ms Eva Weber, Swedish Consumers’ Association; Mr Jonas Oldmark, The Natural Step International.

SIS/TK 335, mirror to ISO/TC 157 Mechanical contraceptives: Ms Katarina Knutz, RFSU – Swedish Association for Sexuality Education.

SIS/TK 380/AG 2, mirror to ISO/TC 159/SC 4 Ergonomics of human-system interaction: Mr Hans von Axelson, Swedish Agency for Disability Policy Coordination; Mr Ingemar Eriksson, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions; Ms Tone Petrelius, Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees.

- SIS/TK 230, mirror to ISO/TC 23/SC 13 Powered lawn and garden equipment: Mr Jan Clausen, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions; Mr Peter Larsson, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions.

- SIS/TK 231, mirror to ISO/TC 23/SC 15 Machinery for forestry: Mr Lennart Gunnarsson, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions.

- SIS/TK 212, mirror to ISO/TC 23/SC 17 Manually portable forest machinery: Mr Lennart Gunnarsson, Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions

 

Tools to support consumer participation in policy and technical work:

  • Financial support
  • Training

SSR, the Swedish Standards Council, is a body owned by the Government (50%) and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (50%).

SSR is the body that authorizes the Swedish NSBs, e.g. SIS (Swedish Standards Institute) for ISO and SEK. (Swedish Electrotechnical Commission) for IEC.

SSR created its consumer council, SSR Konsumentråd (Swedish Standards Consumer Council) in 1990.

SSR is financed by the Government. Annually, the Government gives a detailed scheme for how the funds shall be used.

In 2008, 3.25 million SEK was allocated to SSR Konsumentråd. Of this, 2.0 MSEK was earmarked by the Government for the fees that the NSB collects from the consumer organizations, trade unions, environmental organizations and other NGOs that wish to participate in the standardization work. 1.25 million SEK was earmarked for travel costs for experts from the organizations mentioned for participation in international meetings, for training, for information, for other activities to promote user influence in the standardization and for secretariat costs.

Please note that formally SSR Konsumentråd is independent of SIS. However; SIS has delegated to SSR Konsumentråd to be the Swedish representative to ISO/COPOLCO and is providing its secretariat.

During 2008, the members of SSR Konsumentråd (Swedish Standards Consumer Council) represented the following organizations:

Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions
Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees
Swedish Consumer Agency
Swedish Consumers' Association
Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
Swedish Agency for Disability Policy Coordination

 

Information on consumer-oriented standards, legislation and related issues:

  • Web sites
    SSR Konsumentråd (link)