Baxter to chair CEN advisory group

9th January 2013

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IEMA's executive director of policy Martin Baxter is to head up the team that advises CEN - the European standards body - on environment management issues

Baxter, who is the UK lead on the current work to revise ISO 14001, has been appointed as chair of the environment management team (EMT) of CEN’s strategic advisory body on the environment.

The activities of the EMT focus on management systems standards that support European policy on environmental matters such as the commission’s roadmap to a resource efficient Europe 2020.

“I’m delighted to take on this role,” said Baxter. “It provides a great opportunity to optimise the use of voluntary standards, such as 14001, to achieve European policy outcomes in lieu of regulatory approaches, and provides a basis for developing more coordinated European input to the development of international standards.”

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