Environmental Helpdesk (CEN/EHD) 

The CEN Environmental Helpdesk (CEN/EHD) provides information and support to CEN Technical Committees (TCs) and Working Groups when addressing  environmental issues in European Standards.

Role of CEN/EHD

The role of the CEN/EHD is to:

  • Develop environmental awareness among CEN technical bodies and encourage a systematic approach to integrate environmental aspects into standards;
  • Structure environmental information and provide supporting tools available for TCs;
  • Provide guidance to specific environmental projects within standardization.

In order to help deliver these objectives, the CEN/EHD has produced an Environmental Framework of tools and support services that are freely available to all CEN committe members.

Environmental Framework

The Environmental Framework includes the following items:

  • Environmental training including e-learning, one-day courses and tailored workshops;
  • CEN Guide 4 (pdf format) and the Environmental Checklist
    The reference tool for standards writers to include environmental aspects in their standards;
  • CEN Guide 16 (pdf format) - Guide for addressing chemicals in standards for consumer-relevant products
  • CEN-CENELEC Guide 32 (pdf format) - Guide for addressing climate change adaptation in standards
  • CEN-CENELEC Guide 33 (pdf format) - Guide for addressing environmental issues in testing standards
  • Under revision - Environmental Bulletin (pdf format) - Latest issue n° 27 - Winter 2014-2015;
  • Guide to EU environmental policy and directives (pdf format)
    Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy (SCP/SIP) - Action Plan - LCA database - Ecolabel - Environmental Footprint and many others.
  • Guidance and examples by sector (soon to come)

Useful links

Contact the CEN/EHD Helpdesk