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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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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN EN ISO 14064-1/A1 2023-11-21 Greenhouse gases - Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals - Amendment 1 More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 16499-1 2023-10-06 Sustainable mobility and transportation - Automated mobility using physical and digital infrastructure - Part 1: Service role architecture More  Comment 
ISO/AWI TR 37115 2023-09-27 Sustainable cities and communities - Use Cases on Net Zero Carbon Cities Pathways More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 14071 2023-12 Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Critical review processes and reviewer competencies: Additional requirements and guidelines to ISO 14044:2006 (ISO/DIS 14071:2023); German and English version prEN ISO 14071:2023 More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN 18034 2023-12 Algae and algae products or intermediates - Methods of sampling and analysis - Determination of chlorophyll a content; German and English version prEN 18034:2023 More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN EN ISO 14002-2 2023-12 Standard Environmental management systems - Guidelines for using ISO 14001 to address environmental aspects and conditions within an environmental topic area - Part 2: Water (ISO 14002-2:2023); German version EN ISO 14002-2:2023 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 37101 2023-11 Standard Sustainable development in communities - Management system for sustainable development - Requirements with guidance for use (ISO 37101:2016); German version EN ISO 37101:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 14083 2023-11 Standard Greenhouse gases - Quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions arising from transport chain operations (ISO 14083:2023); German version EN ISO 14083:2023 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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