Environmental trainings 

The CEN Environmental Helpdesk proposes three types of training to standard writers on how to address environmental issues during the development or revision of standards:

  1. E-learning - 'Environmental aspects in standardization' (EN, FR or DE)
  2. Inclusion of environmental aspects in standards - On-site training (Brussels) - in English only
  3. Standardization for environmental experts - On-site training (Brussels) - in English only

More about the CEN Environmental Helpdesk trainings in the CEN website.

Environmental webinars 2019

Online webinar now available!

Practical tips for the application of the CEN Guide 16 ‘Guide for addressing chemicals in standards for consumer-relevant products’.

The webinar explains standard writers how to use the guide and its background document in practice. CEN Guide 16 is intended to assist in the development of normative provisions for chemicals, particularly in those areas where specific regulatory provisions for chemicals are absent.

We invite you to listen and send in all your questions via e-mail to trainings@cencenelec.eu (deadline: Friday 30th of August 2019)
Listen to the webinar here.
Read more about the CEN GUIDE 16 background here.
Download the CEN Guide 16 here.

Upcoming webinars on environmental topics:

Webinar on climate change actions: « EN ISO 14090 – a standard on climate adaptation »
The climate is changing and organisations will have to rise to these new challenges to ensure business continuity. EN ISO 14090 will be the first European standard on climate adaptation. Aimed at organisations of all types and sizes, it sets out good practice around:
- identifying impacts
- understanding uncertainties
- creating a plan
- getting the involvement of top management
- understanding capacity to adapt
- implementing an adaptation plan
- monitoring and reporting

ISO 14090 can provide assurance that organisations understand their resilience and are taking steps to tackle it. It offers a planned route to adaptation that is iterative and can be used across sites to provide consistent and replicable activities.

Webinar – The EC Plastic Strategy in a Circular Economy: how standards can support the EC initiative
This webinar aims at providing an overview on how standards support the EC Plastics strategy (tbc).

Webinar on water stewardship
It will present how standards support European water policies and other related policies (smart cities, green infrastructure) and what are the latest needs.

Webinar on sustainable development goals
Webinar explaining standardization in support of the UN sustainability goals: "what we have and what we need".

Yearly training for the environmental experts of the societal stakeholders  (co-organised with ECOS)
The objective of this webinar is to help participants understand the CEN/CENELEC and wider standardization processes and identify how they can most effectively engage to secure environmental improvements through supporting the development of standards and related standardization products.

Access the Presentations and Questions & Answers of the previous webinars

    • CEN-CENELEC Guide 32 - ‘Guide for addressing climate change adaptation in standards’ 

The webinar provides greater understanding as to why it is important to address climate change adaptation in European standardization. It will guide you through all sections of Guide 32, explaining how to apply it systematically during the development and revision of standards in your sector. The invited speakers were George Paunescu from the European Commission Directorate General Climate Action and Kay Johnstone, convenor of the project team in charge of developing the guide.

Download the Guide 32 PowerPoint presentation (pdf format)
Access the list of questions and answers related to the Guide 32 webinar (pdf format)

  • CEN-CENELEC Guide 33 - ‘Guide for addressing environmental issues in testing standards’ 

The webinar explained why it is important to address environmental issues in testing standards, how is this related to the other environment-related guides, and how to apply it during the development and revision of the testing standards. 
The invited speaker was André Podleisek, member of the project team in charge of developing the guide.

Download the Guide 33 PowerPoint presentation (pdf format)
Access the list of questions and answers related to the Guide 33 webinar (pdf format)