About the Estonian Centre for Standardisation and Accreditation

The Estonian Centre for Standardisation  and Accreditation (EVS) is a non-profit association that started operating on 1 April 2000 pursuant to the Technical Regulations and Standards Act (RT I 1999, 29, 358). Until then, standardisation was organised by the Standards Board. At the moment, the Estonian Centre for Standardisation operates pursuant to the

The state supports Estonian Centre for Standardisation by financing standardisation activities via the annual state budget grant agreement. You can find the agreement concluded for 2019 here: 2020 Budget Agreement. The state is represented by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in its relations with the Centre for Standardisation.

The founding members of the Estonian Centre for Standardisation:
Estonian Centre for Standardisation board members

Chairman:

  • Mait Palts (Mait.Palts@koda.ee), Director General of Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Management Board Members:

  • Piia Zimmermann (piia@employers.ee), legal advisor at the Estonian Employers’ Confederation
  • Ando Leppiman (ando.leppiman@mkm.ee), Secretary General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The daily operations of the Centre for Standardisation are organised by its CEO Priit Kikas.