Committees are a necessary part of performing key operations, regulating standards, and coming to a consensus on changes to the Helium Network.
Committees are often established through Helium Improvement Proposals ("HIPs") or out of rough consensus from a common sense need.
Manufacturing Compliance Committee
Today, the Helium Community utilizes one Committee, the Manufacturing Compliance Committee ("MCC").
The MCC was established by HIP-19 with the purpose to set basic technical, security, and ethical standards & verifies those standards are met by Hotspot Makers joining the Helium Network through the HIP-19 process.
You can find more information about the MCC, Ethics for Makers/Manufacturers, and more here.