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AFNOR and his Chinese counterpart, SAC - the standards body of the People's Republic of China - signed Thursday, April 25, 2013 an official statement of cooperation on standardization in the framework of the state visit of M. President Francois Hollande in China.
The “Performance of organizations” Chair created following the initiative of the AFNOR Group and University of Paris-Dauphine has just completed a study demonstrating that companies which adopt environmental standards have 16% more productive employees than those that do not.
BRC standards determine a set of requirements on the safety and quality of food. AFNOR Certification is one of the few agencies in the world accredited by the British Retail Consortium to obtain the maximum score for the quality of its audits.
On Monday 7 January, 15 sites of the British Schneider Electric subsidiary were awarded AFAQ ISO 50001 certification. They are committed to proactive energy management and regular audits by the AFNOR Group.
After spending 18 months working alongside the relevant professionals, AFNOR has published a standard featuring recommendations for decision-makers and buyers keen to rein in their costs, while pre-empting the social and environmental risks inherent in their purchases - the NF X 50-135 standard or the "Responsible Purchasing" standard.
With the countdown fast approaching the London 2012 Olympics and the Tour de France, AFNOR has published a French standard on foods and dietary supplements for athletes. This standard is an extension of the anti-doping policy measures coordinated by the French Ministry for Sports. Consumers will start seeing a statement on the product label certifying that the maker has committed to apply standard NF V 94-001 so that that there is no risk of testing positive for banned substances.
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