Representing sustainability interests in standards development
The Sustainability Network for Standardisation is a UK-wide initiative to safeguard the representation of environmental and social sustainability interests in the standards development process. Even though standards are a defining aspect of modern life, their presence largely goes unnoticed. Standards play an increasingly significant role in implementing European environmental laws and policies. To name but a few, a wide range of standards are being developed to set out uniform measurement methods for the energy efficiency of household appliances and of buildings, to help facilitate a European-wide infrastructure for electrical vehicles and to prevent potential negative impacts from new technologies such as nanomaterials.
Chemicals use in Electronic Equipment
Nanotechnologies and materials
Waste electrical and electronic equipment
Standards cover a wide spectrum of environmental and social sustainability concerns.
Our current work programme spans the following areas: