EFCA was instrumental in the development of European admixture standards (EN 934 standards series) and test methods for concrete (EN 480 standards series). Most concrete admixtures conform to the requirements of EN 934 and are in use by the National Standards Bodies of 31 European countries.
EFCA members continue to work with CEN/TC 104/SC3 to maintain and improve the concrete admixtures standards and test methods. EFCA has been granted Liaison Organization status by CEN
“The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU’s ground-breaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness. ECHA helps companies to comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern.” ECHA works in cooperation with a number of umbrella organisations from different fields and sectors, all working at an EU level and representative of their area of competence, known as accredited stakeholder organisations (ASOs) who contribute with their knowledge and help ECHA to reach out to wider audiences. EFCA is an accredited stakeholder of ECHA.
In 2015 EFCA has updated its previous Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) by publishing Model Core European EPD for 6 admixture types. These have been verified by the Institute of Construction and Environment e.V. (IBU), a member of the ECO-Platform, to be in compliance with EN 15804 and EN ISO 14025. Since October 2016 the EPDs have also been verified by ECO-Platform. Through the European Concrete Platform EFCA is involved directly in the development of the Concrete Sustainability Council Responsible Sourcing Scheme for Concrete.
Construction Products Europe AISBL represents the interests of all European construction products manufacturers, from SMEs to multinational companies. It was established in 1988 as an AISBL, a non-profit making organisation under Belgian law. Its missions is to “strive to facilitate sustainable competitive growth of the European construction products industry by promoting efficient housing and infrastructure solutions through consensus and dialogue with the European Institutions and societal stakeholders.”
INGRESS – INdustry GRoup on European Standardisation Strategy
“to inform European policy makers about industry’s interests and priorities for using harmonised standards in the framework of Regulation EU 1025/2012”
By promoting the common interests of industry – based in the EU – in those areas of standardisation policy falling under Regulation 1025/2012 and ensuring that the principle driver of European standardisation should be market relevance.
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