18/09/2014

ARN to participate in European ELV project

At the request of among others the RAI Association, ARN will be participating in an international working group set to draw up a European sector document containing practical, extremely environmentally-friendly methods for the handling and processing of end-of-life vehicles.


At the request of among others the RAI Association, ARN will be participating in an international working group set to draw up a European sector document containing practical, extremely environmentally-friendly methods for the handling and processing of end-of-life vehicles. To assist businesses throughout Europe to improve their environmental performance, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the internal research centre of the European Commission, is in the process of drawing up so-called sector documents for Best Environmental Management Practices (BEMPs).

ELV

JRC is currently working on a sector document for the handling and processing of end-of-life vehicles intended for car manufacturers and the ELV (End-of-life Vehicle) sector. In that process, JRC has compiled a technical working group with experts from the various fields of work, all of whom will contribute their knowledge and experience in drawing up the sector document. According to schedule, the document should be ready by mid-2015.

Dutch expertise

At the request of the RAI Association and at the invitation of the Sustainable Production and Consumption Unit of the JRC, ARN will be participating in this working group on behalf of the Netherlands. As a consequence, the pool of established knowledge and the environmental performance achieved by the Dutch system will be shared with other experts from the European Union, with attention also being focused on the downsides.

EcoManagement Audit Scheme

The preparation of BEMPs is an integral part of the implementation of the European EcoManagement Audit Scheme. This is a voluntary audit programme for businesses and organisations, the aim of which is to evaluate, report on and improve environmental performance. For more information about BEMPs and the European EcoManagement Audit Scheme, surf to the website of the Joint Research Centre.

Ricardo-AEA report

On behalf of JRC, the English research firm Ricardo-AEA has drawn up a so-called ‘Overview and Background’ report, that will be used as a discussion document.


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