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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.
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

and environmental aspects of products:

  • product design and development
  • life cycle assessment
  • environmental labelling
  • sustainability criteria for biomass fuels and biobased products

How is NAGUS composed?


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New projects
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DIN EN 00454001 2019-08-20 Algae and algae products - Specifications for cosmetic sector applications More  Comment 
DIN EN 00454002 2019-08-05 Algae and algae products - methods for the determination of productivity of algae growth sites More  Comment 
DIN EN 00454008 2019-08-05 Algae and algae products - Identification of the biomass of micro-algae, macro-algae, cyanobacteria and/or Labyrithulomycetes - Detection and identification with morphological and/or molecular methods More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
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DIN EN 16524 2019-07 Mechanical products - Methodology for reduction of environmental impacts in product design and development; German and English version prEN 16524:2019 More  Read draft and comment

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DIN ISO/TR 14073; DIN SPEC 35806:2019-01 2019-01 Technical Report Environmental management - Water footprint - Illustrative examples on how to apply ISO 14046 (ISO/TR 14073:2017); Text in German and English More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN CEN/TR 16957; DIN SPEC 35804:2018-05 2018-05 Technical Report Bio-based products - Guidelines for Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) for the End-of-life phase; German version CEN/TR 16957:2016 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN CEN ISO/TS 14027; DIN SPEC 35805:2018-04 2018-04 VN Environmental labels and declarations - Development of product category rules (ISO/TS 14027:2017); German and English version CEN ISO/TS 14027:2018 More  Order from Beuth Verlag


New standards
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DIN EN 45558 2019-10 General method to declare the use of critical raw materials in energy-related products; German version EN 45558:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 45559 2019-10 Methods for providing information relating to material efficiency aspects of energy-related products; German version EN 45559:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 37158 2019-07 Smart community infrastructures - Smart transportation using battery-powered buses for passenger services More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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