The international AFNOR Group designs and deploys solutions based on voluntary standards around the world. The Group serves the general interest in its standardization activities and provides services in such competitive sectors as training, professional and technical information and intelligence, assessment and certification.

Trusted solutions in four areas of expertise

afnor standardization

AFNOR is vested with a general-interest mission, as defined by the French Standardization Decree of 16 June 2009, to coordinate leadership of the French standardization system, especially its 2016-2018 programme.

afnor publishing

AFNOR Publishing, the official distributor of voluntary standards in France, offers a range of professional and technical information and intelligence solutions with carefully thought-out designs for easy online use.


AFNOR Competencies proposes an end-to-end range of training courses for all organizations and people looking to better understand and implement the applicable regulatory, normative and technical context.


AFNOR Certification provides certification and assessment services and engineering for products, systems, services and competencies, and issues the AFAQ and NF marks and the European Ecolabel.

International presence

AFNOR Group performs all its activities beyond its national borders.

As a national standardization organization, it is the French member of the European and international standardization organizations and is responsible for representing and defending the interests of French economic players.

As a supplier of certification, assessment and training solutions, the Group has the presence and all the resources to deliver support and deploy reference solutions in over 100 countries.

Chiffres d'affaire AFNOR

158.2 M€

Revenue in 2018

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clients around the world

Strategic directions

The AFNOR Group draws strength from all its business activities to address a number of issues concerning the economy and society, three of which are of strategic importance in light of the challenges facing tomorrow’s world :


Rational resource use, energy savings, reliable facilities, reduced environmental impact of activities, etc. Voluntary standards represent an effective way of helping organizations tackle their daily challenges, whether for measuring performance or rolling out an action plan. It is in an organization’s best interest to adopt voluntary standards and gain recognition for its energy management system.

Digital technology

By taking part in the development of shared standards, digital technology firms increase interoperability between systems and consequently improve interactions between clients, suppliers, citizens and government services. By pursuing a certification strategy, companies strengthen their organizational structure and garner greater trust from their stakeholders, especially in terms of information security.

Silver économy

By 2035, over 20 million people in France will be aged over 60. The ageing of the French population is combined with a strong sociological and economic trend, namely baby boomers are reaching retirement age with new expectations for their quality of life. Home automation, e-autonomy, technology and robotics for autonomy, teleassistance/service bundles, gerontology solutions, gerontechnology, and so on.