UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Toolbox

CEN and CENELEC recently implemented the revised New Work Item (NWI) form to include the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as decided by the Technical Boards (BT 022/2021/D169/003).


In early 2021, CEN and CENELEC decided to embark on a project to achieve the UN SDGs in a more systematic approach to standards. Similar projects are also ongoing at ISO and IEC level. In the European context, the topic is high on the agenda with recently adopted key initiatives and this supports the CEN and CENELEC Strategy 2030.


To guide you, we have prepared a Toolbox (available here in the General section) with tailored digital information on the UN SDGs. The toolbox is an expert level guide for the Technical Committees to understand what the individual SDG means and how it can relate to a standard.

Key information:

  • This mapping will enable to demonstrate whether a specific standardization deliverable is supporting one or several SDGs, and this will apply to all types of deliverables.
  • There is a justification box (optional field) for those who wish to provide rationale on how their project supports the selected SDG(s).
  • Please note that the UN SDG 17 is indicated as not applicable (n/a) as it relates to partnerships for which other types of activities are more relevant.
  • The information is intended to be displayed on a dedicated CEN and CENELEC webpage as well as on the pages of individual standards in Spring 2022.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your CCMC sectoral Project Manager.


As a reminder, the presentation and recording of the webinar on the new Work Item proposal form (2021-12-17) is available here.

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