Originally started in 2017, the FEMB Sustainability Standard has gained practical experience and users in the European market. The growing importance of circular economy aspects, changed legislation and user requests are the main contributors to several change proposals in the Standard that is due for revision.
Interested parties are encouraged to share their ideas and experience for improving the standard. The main change proposals are listed in the gap analysis document available for download below.
Those items include stronger focus on circular economy aspects as remanufacturing and life cycle extension of products, VOC emission testing and values for the finished product, adapted requirements for surface coating, updated criteria for waste and water management and reformulated conditions for audits that make audits easier to calculate among others. Some more sections were regrouped or reformulated but the content generally remains the same, formal improvements shall bring more transparency for credit verification and point allocation.
Available for download are a gap analysis, and in revision version draft 2 the Standard, the conformity assessment scheme (CAS) and the Technical Document Audit Time.
From May to August stakeholders can contribute. All input will be processed and be made available here again in suitable form. During July commenting on the received messages will be possible before closing this stakeholder round at the beginning of August.
FEMB offers stakeholder participation via a dedicated webform for proposals and comments, follow the link here