• https://www.sabeproject.eu/ - The project ‘Engaging more standard bodies and national environmental organizations in the environmental aspects of Standardization’ (ENgage project) enhances the participation and contribution of national CEN members and environmental stakeholders to the environmental strategic discussions, making the most of the experience and expertise of European countries. 
  • The European societal stakeholders’ organisations that are closely involved in the environmental issues within the standardization are the 'Environmental Coalition on Standards' (ECOS), and the 'European Association for the co-ordination of consumer representation in standardisation' (ANEC).

Useful information on the European climate policies and initiatives

CLC/TC 111X Environment

Focus: To deal with environmental aspects of electrical and electronic products and systems. To promote activities in CENELEC relevant to reducing detrimental impacts of electrotechnical activities/products/systems on the natural environment.

CLC TC 111X develops specific European standards and contributes to global standards on:

  • Substance management and declaration
  • WEEE Standards for marking, reuse, and recycling
  • Ecodesign via life cycle assessment, environmental declarations, product category rules for EEE
  • Material efficient recycling and preparation for re-use of CRMs
  • Material circularity
  • Environmentally conscious design(ECD)
  • Determination of certain substances
  • Material declaration
  • Substance-use restrictions in electrical and electronic products
  • recyclability rate calculation
  • Quantification and communication of greenhouse gas emissions and reductions
  • Test method development - Guidelines for substance selection
  • Environmental performance criteria
  • Assessment of the proportion of reused components in products
  • Sustainable management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste).

Please visit the CLC/TC 111X website for more information and contact details.


CEN Guide 4 - Guide for addressing environmental issues in product standards

  • Environmental Checklist - The reference tool for standards writers to include environmental aspects in their standards.

CEN Guide 15  - Guidance document for the development of service standards

CEN Guide 16 - Guide for addressing chemicals in standards for consumer-relevant products


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


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

Under revision: Guide to EU environmental policy and directives


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