Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

CEN and CENELEC Journey towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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SDG Goal 1 - No Poverty
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SDG Goal 2 - Zero Hunger
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SDG Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
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SDG Goal 4 - Quality Education
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SDG Goal 5 - Gender Equality
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SDG Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
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SDG Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
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SDG Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
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SDG Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
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SDG Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities
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SDG Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
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SDG Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
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SDG Goal 13 - Climate Action
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SDG Goal 14 - Life Below Water
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SDG Goal 15 - Life on Land
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SDG Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
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SDG Goal 17 Partnership For the Goals
EXPLORE THE NUMBER OF CEN AND CENELEC STANDARDS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO EACH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL

 

SDG Goal 1 - No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

101 STANDARD(S)
CEN
64
CENELEC
37
SDG Goal 2 - Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

115 STANDARD(S)
CEN
91
CENELEC
24
SDG Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

1839 STANDARD(S)
CEN
1731
CENELEC
108
SDG Goal 4 - Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

196 STANDARD(S)
CEN
130
CENELEC
66
SDG Goal 5 - Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

87 STANDARD(S)
CEN
52
CENELEC
35
SDG Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

470 STANDARD(S)
CEN
441
CENELEC
29
SDG Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

572 STANDARD(S)
CEN
417
CENELEC
155
SDG Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

545 STANDARD(S)
CEN
456
CENELEC
89
SDG Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

3200 STANDARD(S)
CEN
2864
CENELEC
336
SDG Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

170 STANDARD(S)
CEN
105
CENELEC
65
SDG Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

866 STANDARD(S)
CEN
718
CENELEC
148
SDG Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

1220 STANDARD(S)
CEN
1035
CENELEC
185
SDG Goal 13 - Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact

792 STANDARD(S)
CEN
681
CENELEC
111
SDG Goal 14 - Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

296 STANDARD(S)
CEN
261
CENELEC
35
SDG Goal 15 - Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

231 STANDARD(S)
CEN
180
CENELEC
51
SDG Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

41 STANDARD(S)
CEN
23
CENELEC
18
SDG Goal 17 Partnership For the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Welcome to the new dedicated webpage on European standards for the SDGs!

 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

 

At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action for a global partnership to address social imbalances, develop a sustainable economy, and fight against climate change.

 

The UN SDG represent a historic opportunity to make real change. But to be achieved, they require the cooperation of all stakeholders, private and public, and the use of all available tools.

What is the link between standards and SDGs? 

 

Translating ambitions into concrete actions is not easy. In this context, voluntary, consensus-based standards have a big role to play.

 

Standards offer shared and clear rules of behaviour, and therefore facilitate the dissemination of best practices and the circulation of innovations.

 

CEN and CENELEC develop European Standards that contribute to the three pillars of economic, environmental, and societal sustainability and provide long-term solutions to achieve the SDGs. Concretely, they can serve many uses: for example, they can support companies whose sustainability reporting must comply with the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (EC proposal COM(2021) 189) to identify the correct European standards which, when applied, can help in that reporting task. In the framework of the twin digital and green transition for Europe, we are fully committed to the global implementation of the SDG. This is why it is indicated as a priority by the CEN and CENELEC Strategy 2030.

 

Standards have huge potential for achieving a sustainable future.

Join us in making it possible!

Mapping CEN and CENELEC’s SDG contributions

 

CEN and CENELEC have started mapping the standards that make the most significant contribution to the SDGs in the European context (building on the work at the international level already done by ISO and IEC). This has been envisioned as a tool to raise awareness among the European standardization community on SDGs and on the value of European Standards in support of the EU strategy to build resilience, as we embark on the twin green and digital transitions. On the long term, this interactive mapping aims to reinforce, but also to move beyond, the more obvious links between the SDG and standards to explore new opportunities and strengthen synergies between stakeholders.

 

With the mapping, you can explore each SDG individually to see which standards contribute to each of the SDGs. With the filter functionality, you can quickly search for individual standards, which CEN and CENELEC Technical Committees developed them, and find out more on their work. This mapping tool should be considered a living exercise. The list will continue to grow and evolve as new projects and fields of work are added. This will also be enriched in the future with examples of concrete projects and news that you can discover on our dedicated new activities and stories webpage.

 

 

 

 

Contact

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sdg@cencenelec.eu

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