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Publishing - mission overview


AFNOR Publishing (natively-branded AFNOR Éditions) is a fully-fledged, independently-run publishing house. It stakes out a clear-cut position as publisher of professional normative and regulatory information content solutions.

AFNOR Publishing is a specialist in its publishing industry sector, but in the broadest sense of the term, as its publications programme is increasingly shifting towards more general-public reading.


Customers of AFNOR Publishing are given access to all French standards, as well as other standards from the world over. They can therefore benefit from the AFNOR's centerstage position as one of the leading actors in the French, European and international standards-setting arena.

The trend in customer demand is shifting increasingly towards customized services. To meet this evolving need, AFNOR Publishing delivers an online or telephone service offering customers one-on-one contact directly with AFNOR group documentalists who can guide them through the standards maze and provide relevant, high-quality information.


Since there is a much faster pace of change in regulations than is necessary for drafting standards or benchmark documents, AFNOR Publishing also runs a top-notch press service to report highlights of management and standardization-related news, features and events. Press releases are issued as loose-leaf publications, including the monthly newsletter 'Enjeux', as well as via email bulletins and an online blog, which is updated daily.


Naturally in step with contemporary trends, AFNOR Publishing was quick to make the switch and digitize its document library, which features over 33,000 references. 2008 also marked the launch of the new-look remodelled online document management tool, Saga Web. Website subscribers have unlimited access to over 125,000 normative and regulatory references indexed under 1,150 sector-based tags.


AFNOR Publishing counts 34,000 satisfied repeat-subscribers every year and boasts over half of the CAC 40 companies as key account customers, thus cementing its position as leading French publisher of professional normative and regulatory information content services and solutions.


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