DIN e. V.
DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, is a private organization registered as a non-profit association. Its members come from industry, associations, public authorities, commerce, the trades and research organizations.
By agreement with the German Federal Government, DIN is the acknowledged national standards body that represents German interests in European and international standards organizations. The permanent staff at DIN coordinate the entire standardization process at national level and are responsible for organizing German participation in standards work at the European and international level.
Tasks and objectives of DIN
- Ensuring the participation of all stakeholders regardless of their economic position and language skills
- Promoting the free movement of goods through active involvement in international and European standardization
- Holding the secretariats of international committees
- Adopting European and international standards at national level
- Maintaining the uniformity and consistency of the standards collection
- Actively contributing to consensus building
- Taking legal regulations into consideration
- Providing an electronic infrastructure for standards development
- Avoiding duplication of work
DIN's mission statement describes the self-image of the institution and its staff.
The Statutes of DIN form the basis of its organization as a registered association.
The Presidial Board is responsible for standardization policy, and - acting directly or through its commissions - makes business and financial policy decisions for DIN and its subsidiary and associated companies.
The benefits of DIN membership
DIN was founded in 1917 as the "Normenausschuss der deutschen Industrie (NADI)", the Standards Association of German Industry.
DIN and the Federal Government
In 1975 DIN signed an agreement with the Federal Republic of Germany in which DIN is recognized as the sole national standards organization for Germany.