LNE : is France’s notified body. It issues its own LNE Emballage certificates for packaging, and certifies products on behalf of French Standardization Association AFNOR (for the NF mark) and the French Association for Certification of Insulating Materials ACERMI. It is also authorized to award certificates for the German Federal Ministry of Employment (GS mark), the European Standardization Committee CEN (Keymark), the British Retail Consortium and Institute of Packaging BRC/IoP, the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers FEFCO and the European Solid Board Organisation ESBO.
Founded in 1901 to provide services to industry, LNE was initially part of the the CNAM technology and research institute. Following a 1978 consumer protection law it became a state-owned enterprise, attached to the French Ministry of Industry.