Draft standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations in the area of accreditation and conformity assessment
Deadline for feedback 14.4.2020
Article 1 Requested standardisation activities
The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (Cenelec) are requested to adopt and revise standards listed in Table of Annex I to this Decision in the area of accreditation and conformity assessment, including testing, inspection and certification of products, processes and services, and the assessment of management systems, testing laboratories, inspection bodies, certification bodies, accreditation bodies and their operation and acceptance.’
The standards referred to in the first paragraph shall meet the requirements set out in Annex II.
Article 2 Work programme
CEN and Cenelec shall prepare a joint work programme indicating the elements that will be delivered on the basis of this request, the responsible technical bodies and a timetable for the execution of the requested standardisation activities in line with the deadlines set out in Annex I and the provisions set out in Annex II.
CEN and Cenelec shall submit the draft joint work programme to the Commission by 10 months after the adoption of this Decision and provide it with access to an overall project plan.
CEN and Cenelec shall inform the Commission of any amendments to the joint work programme.
Article 3 Reporting
1. CEN and Cenelec shall report annually to the Commission on the execution of the request referred to in Article 1 indicating the progress made in implementation of the work programme referenced to in Article 2.
2. They shall submit the first joint annual report to the Commission by 18 months after the adoption of this Decision. Subsequent joint annual reports shall be submitted by January each year.
3. CEN and Cenelec shall provide the Commission with the joint final reports by 1 January 2030.
4. Without prejudice to the reporting obligations set out in paragraphs 1 to 3, CEN and Cenelec shall promptly report to the Commission any major concerns relating to the scope of the request referred to in Article 1 and the deadlines set out in Annex I.
Article 4 Harmonised standards
CEN and Cenelec shall include in each harmonised standard a description of the relationship between its content and this standardisation request. Each harmonised standard developed on the basis of the request referred to in Article 1 of this Decision shall refer to this Decision.
CEN and Cenelec shall include in each revised standard information on all changes that were introduced in that standard.
CEN and Cenelec shall provide the Commission with the titles of the requested harmonised standards in all the official languages of the Union.
Article 5 Validity of the standardisation request
If CEN or Cenelec do not accept the request referred to in Article 1 within a month of receiving it, the request may not constitute a basis for the standardisation activities referred to in that Article.
This Decision shall expire on 31 December 2029.
Article 6 Expiry of existing standardisation mandate
Standardisation mandate M/417 of 4 December 2007 shall expire on the date of the adoption of this Decision.
List of standards to be adopted or revised as referred to in Article 1
Table 1: List (not exhaustive) of existing standards to be adopted or revised and deadlines for their revision/adoption
|Reference information||Deadline for the adoption by the ESOs|
|EN ISO 9000 Quality management systems - Fundamentals and vocabulary||31/12/2025|
|EN ISO 9001 Quality management systems - Requirements||31/12/2025|
|EN ISO 10012 Measurement management systems — Requirements for measurement processes and measuring equipment||31/12/2025|
|EN ISO 14001 Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use||31/12/2025|
|EN ISO 14004 Environmental management systems - General guidelines on implementation)||31/12/2025|
|EN ISO 14015 Environmental management - Environmental assessment of sites and organizations (EASO)||31/12/2025|
|EN ISO 14020 Environmental labels and declarations - General principles||31/12/2025|
|EN ISO 14021 Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling)||31/12/2025|
|EN ISO 14024 Environmental labels and declarations - Type I environmental labelling - Principles and procedures||31/12/2025|
|EN ISO 14031 Environmental management - Environmental performance evaluation - Guidelines||31/12/2025|
|EN ISO 14040 Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Principles and framework – draft Amendment 1||31/12/2025|
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