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UNE Circular Economy Consultative Commission created

03/04/2019

  • It has been set up with the aim of benefiting its more than 40 member entities, highlighting the potential of standardisation to facilitate the transition to the new economic model.
  • It involves a multisector and transverse dialogue between the members of the Spanish Association for Standardisation, UNE and the Public Administrations, comprising Spanish associations, four ministries and other relevant bodies.
     
  • It will define the Spanish position on technical, strategic and of government issues in this area of standardisation, particularly in regard to the Spanish Circular Economy Strategy.

3 April, 2019. The Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE, has set up the Circular Economy Consultative Commission, aimed at benefiting its more than 40 member entities, focusing initiatives that highlight the potential of standardisation as a tool to facilitate the transition towards the new economic model.

This commission constitutes a multisector and transverse dialogue between UNE members and Public Administrations. It comprises more than 40 companies, including Spanish associations, four ministries (Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism; Ministry of Development; Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries And Food, and Ministry for the Ecological Transition), and other relevant bodies.

The commission, which will meet twice a year, will define Spain's position on technical, strategic and governance issues in standardisation in the circular economy, particularly in regard to the Spanish Circular Economy Strategy.

During the constitution meeting of this commission, which took place yesterday at the UNE headquarters, it became clear that it was necessary to identify the existing standards relating to the circular economy and increase their visibility as tools to help organisations face this great challenge.

The circular economy permits different approaches and measures, and its scope includes a multitude of sectors. The current relevance of this initiative, the opportunity it represents for the different agents involved, together with the marked multisectorial character and the potential of standardisation to contribute to its objectives are the bases that have led UNE members to set up this commission.