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The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is the world’s leading organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.

The IEC is one of three global sister organizations (IEC, ISO, ITU) that develop International Standards for the world.

When appropriate, IEC cooperates with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) or ITU (International Telecommunication Union) to ensure that International Standards fit together seamlessly and complement each other. Joint committees ensure that International Standards combine all relevant knowledge of experts working in related areas.

All IEC International Standards and CA (Conformity Assessment) activities work toward achieving a minimal impact on the environment and an optimal use of resources.

The IEC has a dedicated advisory committee on environmental aspects (ACEA) which coordinates and guides the IEC’s efforts to ensure that IEC International Standards don’t include specifications which would harm the environment.