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Mission

It is the mission of the BEC

  • to inform Belgian electrotechnical companies, government bodies and citizens about standards and standardisation practice in the relevant domains (centre of expertise)
  • to create awareness among companies about how influencing and applying standardisation can be a powerful tool to realise technical and financial corporate objectives
  • to facilitate companies' participation in the standardisation process through technical committees
  • to advise and support standards users in their application of published standards
  • to provide efficient and paid access to standards and standard related documents
  • to ensure mutual communication between Belgian, European and global standardisation activities

Regarding this last aspect, the BEC is

  • member of and internationally recognised by IEC;
  • member of and recognised in Europe by CENELEC;
  • recognised nationally by NBN as sectoral standardisation operator for electrotechnics and electronics.

As a member of both IEC and CENELEC, CEB-BEC is active in various governing body groups, such as the General Assemblies and other corporate advisory bodies when appropriate.

IEC: International Electrotechnical Committee (global)
CENELEC: European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (Europe)
NBN: Bureau voor Normalisatie (bureau for standardisation, Belgium)