Within a project Engaging more Standards Bodies and National Environmental Organizations in the environmental aspects of standardization SABE has developed the brochure “Standards for the Environment – Why the public sector should get involved in standardization?” which has been published by CEN and CENELEC in January 2021 and is to be used by the standardization community to support the exchanges with policy makers.
Environmental protection is a global concern, and the challenges related to this are becoming more urgent every day. The public sector is one of the most important actors who have to address this challenge. Policy makers can safeguard environmental matters, for example through legislation and regulation.
Standards can be an effective tool to reduce environmental impact and, in that way, support the implementation of policies. Consequently, linking standards with policy making can be beneficial for environmental protection, both at national and European level. Therefore, it is crucial to make the public sector aware of the importance of standardization and its possibilities to support policies such as the Green Deal.
You can read the brochure here