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DIN Standards Committee Principles of Environmental Protection


DIN's Standards Committee Principles of Environmental Protection (NAGUS) is responsible for interdisciplinary generic standardization in the field of environmental protection at national, European and international level. It develops standards and specifications on environmental management systems and the instruments for environmental management.

Projects related to sustainability are included if the focus is on environmental aspects and no technically responsible DIN standards committee is dealing with these topics.

Main areas of work include the description of environmental aspects in the following areas:

organizations and their processes:

  • environmental management / environmental auditing
  • environmental performance evaluation
  • environmental communication
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • energy efficiency and energy management
  • sustainable development in communities
  • adaptation to the consequences of climate change


  • product design and development, especially material efficiency
  • life cycle assessment
  • environmental labelling
  • sustainability criteria for biomass fuels
  • biobased products
  • sustainable and green finance and investments
  • algae and algae products

and as overarching main areas of work:

  • circular economy and
  • carbon neutrality

How is NAGUS composed?


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Reiner Hager

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Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN EN ISO 37101 2022-05-25 Nachhaltige Entwicklung von Kommunen - Managementsystem für nachhaltige Entwicklung - Anforderungen mit Anleitung für die Anwendung (ISO 37101:2016) More  Comment 
ISO/AWI TS 32211 2022-05-05 Principles and guidelines for development and implementation of sustainable finance products and services More  Comment 
IEC/AWI 63205 2022-04-29 Smart Cities Reference Architecture (SCRA) More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 14020 2022-05 Environmental statements and programmes for products - Principles and general requirements (ISO/DIS 14020:2022); German and English version prEN ISO 14020:2022 More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN ISO 50003 2022-05 Standard Energy management systems - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems (ISO 50003:2021) More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN ISO/TS 14092 2022-03 VN Adaptation to climate change - Requirements and guidance on adaptation planning for local governments and communities (ISO/TS 14092:2020) More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 37166 2022-02 Standard Smart community infrastructures - Urban data integration framework for smart city planning (SCP) More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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