CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, has signed the Joint Initiative for Standardisation, which aims to raise awareness and ensure the quality of the European standardisation system (ESS). The European Commission, EU/EFTA member states, national and European standardisation bodies are also signatories.
“By signing this document, CEMBUREAU endorses the crucial importance of standards for innovation and progress in the internal market and for Europe’s competitiveness, growth, and contribution to social welfare,” said the association in a press release.
“The objective for the initiative it to work towards prioritization, modernisation, and appropriate speed for timely standards.”
Three areas have been identified to achieve the goals of the initiative: to increase awareness education, and understanding of the ESS; to ensure – through cooperation, transparency, and inclusiveness – adequate, high-quality, and user-friendly European standards; and to support European competitiveness in global markets.
Based in Brussels, CEMBUREAU represents the cement industry in Europe. Full members include national cement industry associations, as well as cement companies in the EU, as well as Norway, Switzerland, and Turkey. Croatia and Serbia as association members.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/19122017/cembureau-signs-joint-initiative-on-standardisation/