CEEMET represents the interests of employers’ organisations in the metal, engineering and technology-based industries from 18 European countries with a particular focus on social policy issues. Furthermore, CEEMET has established and is developing a network of contacts with employer organisations from the new EU Member States. ORGALIME represents the mechanical, electrical, electronic and metal working industries of 23 European countries. Between them CEEMET and ORGALIME represent about 200 000 companies employing some 12 million people, 97% of them are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Employers’ organisations in Europe recognize that good health and safety management is an essential feature of profitable and sustainable businesses. Engineering industries in Europe are particularly committed to providing safe electrical and electronic products and machinery to their professional customers.
This position has been worked out in broad consultation with the European trade sector associations, especially in the fields of lighting industry and machine tools.