ISO 14034: Environmental Management/ Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)
In 2013, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accepted a proposal for a new standard on ETV and drafting of ISO 14034 began. The committee responsible for the development of this important standard, TC 207, is working towards its publication in 2016.
Canada’s participation in the ISO 14034 development, through the Environmental Performance Evaluation Mirror Committee administered by the CSA Group, continues to actively engage in efforts to support the international harmonization of assessment protocols and test methods, building on the established Canadian ETV process relating to the General Verification Protocol and other related decision-support tools.
- Sharing of protocols and test methods
- Mutual recognition or accreditation of verification entities, and
- Country-to-country reciprocity, where practical.
The Canadian Mirror Committee on Environmental Management will formally vote on the National Adoption of ISO 14034 and its application to the Canadian market. The vote will take place following the publication of ISO 14034 in 2016.
If you are interested in providing public comments on the National Adoption of ISO 14034, you are encouraged to do so during the public review process using the CSA Public Review Site at http://publicreview.csa.ca/
For more information on how to comment or details on the public review process, please contact: