Standardization plays a significant role in efforts to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. This is because standards directly relate to the design of products and processes. Standards can define acceptable energy-use levels, waste management procedures, and other environmental protection measures. While drafting standards, Technical Committees are required to ensure that the environmental impacts of products, services, and processes are considered at each stage of the life cycle.
To improve the environmental performance of their standards, Technical Committees have access to the Environmental Helpdesk and the Environmental Framework where they can find tools and support services, including training, guidelines, examples and multiple sources of information.
Further details on Environment and standardization are available on the CEN website.