Système d'Information et Répertoire des ENtreprises et des Etablissements (SIRENE)
1) 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.
2) Check digits : 9th & 14th character respectively
Display Requirements: The 9 figure code number (SIREN) is written in groups of 3 characters.
Example: 784 301 772
The 14 figure code number is written in 3 groups of 3 characters and a single group of 5.
Example: 784 301 772 00025
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.