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EU Ecolabel development and revision of Green Public Procurement criteria for Cleaning Services


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This is the project website for developing an EU Ecolabel and revision of Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for "Cleaning Services". This study is being carried out by the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS). The work is being developed for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment.

Stakeholder involvement is a crucial part of this study. By registering as a stakeholder, you can stay informed of latest additions to this site and engage in the consultation. You can always contact us directly.

The purpose of this project is to develop an EU Ecolabel that awards the best environmental performance Cleaning Services and revise GPP criteria to promote an environmentally-friendlier public consumption. The EU Ecolabel for Cleaning Services will allow consumers to identify the officially kinder environmental products/services easily and manufacturers to show and communicate to their customers that their products/services respect the environment. In addition, the EU Ecolabel will not create barriers to trade, just on the contrary, it can give a competitive advantage.

The EU Ecolabel and GPP criteria for Cleaning Services will consist on environmental criteria. The criteria will be based on scientific assessment studies of the environmental impacts of the cleaning services for each part of its life cycle (e.g. LCA studies) and consider different environmental aspects such as air quality, water quality, soil protection, waste reduction, energy savings, natural resource management, GWP, ozone layer protection, environmental safety, noise and biodiversity. Moreover, the EU Ecolabel and GPP criteria should be agreed at European level, following wide consultation with experts.

For this reason, the study will require active participation from stakeholders who are willing to contribute. If you would like to be involved in the consultation process, you can do so through the website, responding to and/or participation at the stakeholder meetings.
If you would like to contact us directly, we refer to the contact details of the project team.


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