Meeting your work’s needs is a priority for us, hence the review for a better tailored CEN Environment Helpdesk (EHD) service. We are therefore seeking your feedback through an online questionnaire asking among others your opinion on how to strengthen or re-structure the current activities and suggestions for new activities to be introduced.
Role of EHD
The role of the CEN EHD is to deliver essential support to all CEN committee members in the inclusion of environmental provision within the standardization process. It provides tools, guidance, training, expertise and direction to enable chairpersons, secretaries and committee members to meet this requrement, mandatory since 2010. This vital role requires ongoing support and commitment to maintain and enhance the value which EHD adds to the standardization process.
The CEN Environmental Helpdesk (EHD) was conceived in 1998 as a response to the Decision No 2179/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council that highlighted that strengthening the integration of environmental aspects in the industrial standards was one of the priority objectives of the EU. The EHD began its operation in October 1999. In the beginning it was located in the DIN offices in Berlin then moved to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre in Brussels. Thanks to the recognised success of the CEN EHD activates, its services were asked to be extended to CENELEC.