FEM features among the 16 co-founders of INGRESS – the INdustry GRoup on European Standardisation Strategy. Whereas FEM, its members and Product Groups are heavily involved in standardisation work, FEM felt it was important to ensure that industry’s interests are well promoted and defended in the framework of European standardisation policy. INGRESS’ first objective will be to gain observer status in the Committee on Standards set up under Regulation EU 1025/2012 to represent the interests of the main contributors and users of standards.
“Harmonised standards are the backbone of a successful internal market for industrial products. Yet, their close link with European legislation does not deprive them of the necessary market relevance. INGRESS is an excellent initiative to ensure that standardisation remains a market-driven activity“, said Olivier Janin, FEM Secretary General