08-08-2016 2015 proved another year in which NEN increased its societal impact. Highlights included the issuing of the new quality and environmental management standards, as well as the new NEN 1010. In collaboration with the Government, NEN also improved accessibility of standards prescribed by legislators. During 2015, NEN introduced various products designed to facilitate the application of standards, including webtools and e-learning modules.
25-07-2016 NEN is delighted to announce that the European Standard for paraffinic diesel fuel, made from synthesis or hydro-treatment (EN 15940), has received a 100% approval of the CEN members. In nine years this fuel specification evolved from a CEN Workshop Agreement created by a small industry group into a full country consensus document.
09-06-2016 Many organizations are familiar with inspectors and auditors who independently help assess that standards and regulations are being respected or “conformed to”. But how do we make sure that they are doing this correctly and fairly? Accreditation is the independent evaluation of such conformity assessment bodies against recognized standards to ensure impartiality and competence.
07-06-2016 The European Commission presents its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends. It also announces next steps on the Joint Initiative on Standardization (JIS), which aims to reinforce the partnership between the European institutions and the standardization community.
07-06-2016 It is not so long ago that a mobile phone was used to make phone calls. These days, it is used for everything from navigating our way through the streets to paying our bills and managing our bank accounts. Mobile payments and banking are one of the fastest-growing areas of mobile use, but in order for the functions to work across the many platforms involved, harmonized processes and transparency are key. A new series of standards in development aims to offer just that.
31-05-2016 The services sector is expanding dynamically. For example, not long ago, online services such as e-banking and shopping were unknown. Now they are an essential part of daily life for many of us.
03-05-2016 The website SafeLNG.nl was launched on 26 April 2016. This happened during the signing of the declaration of intent for the follow-up agreement of the 'Green Deal LNG' by Anita van den Ende (director Climate, Air and Noise of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment) and Ger van Tongeren (chairman of the National LNG Platform) at the ’Innovative Transport Fuels in Movement’ event. The website SafeLNG.nl includes the results of the Dutch LNG Safety Program that was carried out in the period 2014 and 2015.
12-04-2016 On 12 April 2016, the Public Procurement Working Group of the European Commission’s Expert Group for Bio-based Products published 15 recommendations for an increased uptake of bio-based products in public procurement programs. The report, launched at the BioEconomyUtrecht2016 stakeholder conference, states that benefits are reciprocal.