IFIEC Europe is an international non-profit association of scientific nature, established in 1989 and governed as association internationale sans but lucrative (aisbl) under Belgian law with its premises in Brussels, Belgium. IFIEC Europe represents the interests of industrial energy users in Europe for whom energy is a significant component of production costs and a key for competitiveness in their activities in both Europe and throughout the world.
Thomas Mock is representative in the IFIEC board through Hydro's membership in the German body Verband der Industriellen Energie- und Kraftwirtschaft, VIK. Hydro participates in projects and committees as appropriate. Financial contributions are given as ordinary membership fees.