Circular Economy

Environmental management

Our response to environmental problems requires a cross-sectoral and integrated approach to environmental protection. Only this way can we see the broader picture, and avoid false solutions brought by simply shifting the environmental burden from one aspect to another. Our goal is to improve the tools to measure the environmental footprint of organisations and products in order to push economic operators worldwide to know their impact and improve their environmental performance. We strive to ensure the exchange of accurate, transparent and robust environmental information between businesses and consumers.

What we are working on

  • Contribute to the development of the ISO 14000-series, ensuring consistent, transparent and reliable environmental management systems;
  • Help develop robust environmental performance evaluation such as Life Cycle methods, taking all possible environmental aspects into account;
  • Ensure that the right requirements, metrics and performance indicators are used to demonstrate the circularity of a given organisation or project;
  • Ensure coherence with other relevant standards and initiatives, facilitate alignment between CEN/TC ‘Circular Economy’ and CEN/TC ‘Environmental Management’;
  • Contribute to development of standards that provide clear guidance on business to business and business to consumer environmental information.


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Contact person

Mathilde Crêpy
Senior Programme Manager+32 2 894 46 68

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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