The CEN Strategic Advisory Body on Environment (SABE) acts as a platform where the sectors and major stakeholders address environmental topics.
CEN/BT relies on SABE to provide it with strategic advice on environmental matters. SABE will be in a position to influence BT, and will be the first resort for BT when it needs appropriate advice on environmental matters.
Given the raft of new policy thinking with regard to environmental issues, SABE, whilst maintaining its broader international outlook, will provide advice to CEN/BT in order to inform about Commission thinking and will proactively provide input and expertise for it where this is relevant.
With this in mind, SABE will:
- strengthen its relationship with CEN/BT, and the wider CEN community, in order to better provide it with strategic advice on environmental matters;
- develop mechanisms for identifying future relevant topics that are significant and of a nature that allows SABE and its teams to actually address them;
- stimulate SABE members to become active, especially those that do not regularly attend SABE meetings;
- inform the wider community of the activities of SABE and its teams in order to demonstrate how environmental progress can be made through the use of standards and promote standardisation within the Environmental Policy framework.
- Role and tasks
Download the 2011 SABE strategy.
Chairman: Mr Robert Brett
Vice-Chairman: Mr Michael Schemmer
Secretary: Ms Andrea Nam
SABE meets twice a year. The next SABE meeting will take place in Brussels on 27 September 2012.