Standardization in the implementation of the qualitative goals of the European Green Deal concept

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prof. dr hab. inż. Jerzy ŻUCHOWSKI – Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Technologiczny im. Kazimierza Pułaskiego w Radomiu, Wydział Inżynierii Chemicznej i Towaroznawstwa, ul. Bolesława Chrobrego 37, 26-600 Radom, Polska; e-mail: j.zuchowski@uthrad.pl
mgr inż. Edmund ŁAGOWSKI – praktyk gospodarczy, emerytowany pracownik UTH w Radomiu, Polska; e-mail: edmund@lagowski.eu

received 9.06.2021
accepted 21.07.2021

Abstract:

Purpose: The aim of the article was to organize the standardization knowledge in the context of the implementation of the European Green Deal concept. An answer was sought to the question: to what extent ISO standards can become useful in achieving the goals of sustainable development. In the article Thinking Life Cycle was accepted as significantly supporting such development.
Design/methodology/approach: In order to emphasize the role of standardization as a determinant of sustainable development, its strength was emphasized through an integrated, comprehensive and coherent process impact. Research was conducted based on a critical analysis of the literature on the subject and a comparative evaluation of strategies supporting sustainable development.
Findings/conclusions: As a result of the conducted analyzes, the importance of ISO standards in achieving the quality objectives of the European Green Deal concept was noticed. Support for this concept by ISO standards should mainly concern the areas of organization management and product life aspects.
Practical implications: In order to achieve the goals of sustainable development, it was indicated that the ISO 9004: 2018 standard is a valuable set of basic recommendations that an organization should take into account in striving to achieve lasting success. However, it was noticed that the slowdown in legislative work on the implementation of the European Green Deal concept and the implementation stages limited the research field in the field of standardization solutions. The dynamic acceleration assumed after the coronavirus epidemic will most likely result in a more complete look at the usefulness of ISO standards in the synergy of these impacts.
Originality/value: The conclusions from the research may also be important in economic practice, ensuring the organization that sustained success should be combined with the concept of sustainable development. The innovativeness of the article is related to the above-mentioned aspects of impacts in the area of standardization – sustainable development.

Keywords:

quality, standardization, ISO standards, Green Deal

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