The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, through the development of technical standards, contributes to improving the quality and competitiveness of companies, their products and services. In this way it helps organizations generate one of the most sought-after values in today's economy: trust.
UNE is the body legally responsible for the development of standards in Spain, providing the country's economic fabric with one of the widest catalogues in the world, containing around 32,000 standards with efficient solutions within the reach of all. Over 11,000 experts are involved each year in producing them, by participating in any of the 214 Technical Standardization Committees, under the principles of consensus, openness and transparency. It is a private non-profit organization with some 600 members including, among others, the main industry associations, leading companies, research centres and professional bodies.
UNE is the Spanish representative in talks with international standardization bodies (International Organization for Standardization, ISO and International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC), European standardization bodies (European Committee for Standardization, CEN, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, CENELEC) and the Pan-American Standards Commission (COPANT). It is also the Spanish standardization body in ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). UNE serves as the voice of Spanish experts in global forums at which important standards for businesses and fields of activity are discussed.