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, a draft revision version of the Standard, the conformity assessment scheme (CAS) and the Technical Document Audit Time. They will be updated when a response from DAkkS has been received on the formal application.
The first stakeholder and feedback round was closed at the end of August 2021.