Operating Procedures

  1. ERF is a legally constituted company in UK company law
  2. Control of the Company
    The company is controlled democratically by Annual General Meetings of full members’s representatives
  3. Full Members
    These are the National Associations of European countries representing manufacturers of storage equipment and paying annual subscriptions. Failure to pay subscriptions and fees or to adhere to ERF porcedures and decisions may result in suspenion of membership, with no reduction in the sums due and the liklihood of re-instatement charges.
  4. Policies and Decisions
    All policies are defined and decisions taken in Annual General Meetings by Full Member’s representatives
  5. Directors of the Company
    Each Full Member's representative may additionally be nominated as a director of the company as recognised in UK Company law, subject to a majority vote of acceptance at an Annual General Meeting. Directors are responsible for ensuring the company operates according to UK Company law.
  6. The Management Board
    Full Members may nominate a representative to become a member of the ERF Management Board for a minimum period of two years, provided that their National Association pays the fees of a Large Country. All Management Board members shall be appointed or re-endorsed by the Annual General Meeting. Officers serving on the ERF Management Board are defined as "managers" who implement the decisions of the Annual General Meeting and make recommendations to the meeting. At the Management Board meetings one representative has one vote and at the AGM, these officers do not have any voting powers unless they are also the nominated representative of a Full Member.
  7. Key ERF roles include a President, Vice President, Technical Chair, Technical Expert and the Business and Financial Manager. These roles are appointed formally through the AGM and do not have vote at the AGM unless they are also the nominated representative of a Full Member.