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SUSPROC is conducted by the Joint Research Centre's Directorate B - Growth and Innovation of the European Commission.

The mission of the JRC is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national.

The objective of the Sustainable Production and Consumption (SUSPROC) action is to support the implementation and further development of the EU Strategy for Sustainable Development, the EU Environmental Action Plan as well as the integration of environmental concerns in other European policy areas. SUSPROC provides objective, quality-controlled socio-economic analyses and technical support regarding key aspects of sustainable consumption and production. The action develops and applies analytical modelling capabilities, performs economic analyses and impact assessments, and carries out techno-economic characterisations of selected technologies products and processes

The activities of the action are concentrated around the following initiatives from the Commission: the Action Plans on Sustainable Production and Consumption and on Sustainable Industrial Policy, the Environmental Technologies Action Plan, the Integrated Product Policy, the Thematic Strategy on Resource Management and the Thematic Strategy on Waste and Recycling.

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As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.