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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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ISO/CD TR 59031 2020-05-20 Circular economy - Performance-based approach - Analysis of cases studies More  Comment 
ISO/WD 59004 2020-05-14 Circular economy - Framework and principles for implementation More  Comment 
ISO/WD 59020 2020-05-14 Circular economy - Measuring circularity framework More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
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DIN EN ISO 14063 2020-07 Environmental management - Environmental communication - Guidelines and examples (ISO 14063:2020); German and English version EN ISO 14063:2020 More 

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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 ISO 14064-2 2020-05 Greenhouse gases - Part 2: Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements (ISO 14064-2:2019); German and English version EN ISO 14064-2:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 14064-3 2020-05 Greenhouse gases - Part 3: Specification with guidance for the verification and validation of greenhouse gas statements (ISO 14064-3:2019); German and English version EN ISO 14064-3:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 17399 2020-05 Algae and algae products - Terms and definitions; German version EN 17399:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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