The work of the IEA is accomplished by academicians and practitioners. However, many initiatives vital for the development of ergonomics as a unique science and profession cannot be funded with existing resources. The IEA Sustaining Membership program supports the science and application of ergonomics worldwide and it provides exposure and enhances the image of sustaining members. Organizations and individuals are invited to become Sustaining Members to support the development of ergonomics worldwide, including in industrially developing countries, to disseminate ergonomic knowledge to the industry and to society at large, to promote ergonomics education and competency standards, and to support the work of IEA Technical Committees. IEA is a non-profit organization. No monetary benefits are given to people involved in the operation of the IEA. This means that 100% of IEA funds support the implementation of the IEA goals.