An initiative to safeguard environmental interests in the development of existing and future British standards is set to get underway next week, with the support of BIS and BSI.
The UK Environmental Network for Standardisation (UK ENS) will be formally launched at a one-day workshop by charity Waste Watch to spearhead sustainability and environmental protection in the realm of standardisation.
A UK-wide initiative, the network will facilitate the participation of technical experts representing environmental and other civil society interests in the technical committees that develop standards across a wide range of sustainability concerns.
Standards are created by bringing together the experience and expertise of key stakeholders such as producers, sellers, buyers, users and regulators of a particular material, product, process or service.
Waste Watch is seeking support from partner organisations and individuals working across social and environmental sustainability, including NGOs, academic institutions, consultancies and professional associations.
16 April, 2012.