Technical rule 2013-10
This European CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA 16694:2013) has been prepared by CEN Workshop CEN/WS 067 "General Framework and Guidelines for Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging New Technology Related Risks" at CEN, the secretariat of which was held by DIN. The present DIN SPEC (CWA) contains guidance on individual steps for applying/implementing the proposed Emerging Risk Management Framework (ERMF) in industrial organizations, which had been prepared within the EU project iNTeg-Risk. The document also formulates the process to follow for better management of emerging risks. In its approach it relies on the International Standard ISO 31000 which provides principles and generic guidelines on risk management. This DIN SPEC (CWA) can be used by any public, private or community enterprise, association, group or individual. Therefore, this DIN SPEC (CWA) is not specific to any industry or sector, but its origin and emphasis are in the area of emerging risks related to new technologies and innovation. The core of this DIN SPEC (CWA) document is its ten elements/steps procedure for managing emerging risks, which should help improving the communication and alignment of different stakeholders' approaches. This DIN SPEC (CWA) can be applied throughout the life of an organization, and to a wide range of activities, including strategies and decisions, operations, processes, functions, projects, products, services and assets. It can be applied to different types of emerging risks, as a generic guideline, and it is not intended to promote uniformity of emerging risk management across different users and stakeholders. The implementation solutions for emerging risk management in each particular case will need to take into account the specificity of each of these particular cases and the specific features in each of the organizations, with specific contexts, structures, operations, processes, functions, projects, products, services, and/or assets and specific practices employed. It is intended that this CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) contributes to harmonize emerging risk management processes in different countries and across organizations and types of activity and/or sectors, and does not replace the standards already available. It is expected that this CWA enhances the realization of initiatives like European Emerging Risk Radar (E2R2) Initiative: "Matching the technology challenges of 2020". This DIN SPEC (CWA) is not intended for the purpose of certification. This DIN SPEC (CWA) has a number of informative annexes dealing with emerging risks related to (A) new technologies, (B) new materials, © new production processes and new production networks, (D) new policies, (E) uncertainties in measurements and characterization of emerging risks, (F) factors of emergence, (G) tools used within the project iNTeg-Risk and (H) sample list of emerging risk.