DIN is a global leader in the development of standards and specifications. Its work is guided by a professional project, process and consensus management. By agreement with the German Federal Government, DIN is the acknowledged national standards organization. DIN supports and consults German businesses, public authorities, scientific and research institutes, and society as a whole. It promotes consumer protection, health and safety (occupational and otherwise) and environmental protection. DIN is a private organization registered as a non-profit association.