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 EU Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement
for personal and notebook computers


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This is the project website for a study on the revision of the EU Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for ’Personal and notebook computers’. The study is being carried out by the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS). Öko-Institut is providing technical support to JRC-IPTS during the criteria revision process. The work is being developed for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment.

The EU Ecolabel and GPP criteria will be revised based on the requirements set out in EU Regulation (EC) No. 66/2010 on the EU Ecolabel and EU Communication COM(2008) 400 ‘Public Procurement for a better Environment’. The purpose of this project is to revise the EU Ecolabel and GPP criteria based on a life-cycle approach and scientific evidence base. In making the revision environmental, safety, technical and functional aspects will be considered and taken into account.

For GPP two types of criteria will be proposed: Core Criteria that are suitable for use by any contracting authority across the Member States and address the key environmental impacts, and comprehensive criteria for those who wish to purchase the best environmental products available on the market.

Moreover, during the criteria revision continuous wide consultation is foreseen with experts and stakeholders of manufacturers, their supply chain, trade associations, independent experts, consumer organisations and NGOs. The evidence base will be based on available scientific information and data, adopting a life-cycle approach and engaging participants in order to discuss the issues and develop consensus.

Stakeholder involvement is a critical part of this study. If you would like to be involved in the revision process, you can do so by completing and submitting the stakeholder registration form. Registered stakeholders will be regularly informed about the progress of the study, have access to preliminary results and draft documents and will be able to respond to questionnaires and participate at stakeholder meetings.  Two ad-hoc working group meetings are foreseen during the revision process.

Please use the feedback form to send us your comments on draft documents and criteria proposals. If you would like to contact us directly, please refer to the contact details for the project team.


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