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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
ISO/AWI 37125 2022-09-28 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Indicators for Cities More  Comment 
DIN EN 00454013 2022-09-12 Algen und Algenprodukte - Probenahme - Leitlinien für die Festlegung von Probenahmeprogrammen und Probenahmeprotokollen More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 17298 2022-07-24 Biodiversity - Strategic and operational approach for organisations-- Requirements and guidelines More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN 17908 2022-10 Algae and algae-based products or intermediates - Methods of sampling and analysis - Determination of total lipids using the Ryckebosch-Foubert method; German and English version prEN 17908:2022 More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN EN 16247-1 2022-11 Standard Energy audits - Part 1: General requirements; German version EN 16247-1:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 16247-2 2022-11 Standard Energy audits - Part 2: Buildings; German version EN 16247-2:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 14015 2022-10 Standard Environmental management - Guidelines for environmental due diligence assessment (ISO 14015:2022); German version EN ISO 14015:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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