Système d'Information et Répertoire des ENtreprises et des Etablissements (SIRENE)
Number of characters: 9 characters for Système d'Identification du Répertoire des ENtreprises (SIREN), 9+5 for Système d'Identification du Répertoire des ETablissements (SIRET)
The 9 character number designates an organization.
The 14 character number designates a specific establishment of the organization designated by the first 9 characters.
Description of organizations covered by the coding system: Enterprises (individual enterprises or companies) in the field of agriculture, industry, trade, services; associations; authorities, regional authorities and public establishments active in France.
Number of units covered: approximately 3,300,000.
Notes on use of the code: The SIRENE number is used in France mainly for the official registration in the Trade Register and as the only number used between authorities an organizations, and between authorities when dealing with data interchange on organizations.
Current Registration Authority
Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (INSEE)
Departement des Repertoires
18 Bd Adolphe Pinard
75675 Paris Cedex 14