Welcome to the 'footwear and leather products' website
This is the project website designed for a study which prepares the ground for the revision of the EU Ecolabel criteria for Footwear, considering possible enlargement of product group scope and definition upon leather products other than footwear. The study is 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.
The EU Ecolabel for Footwear promotes the production and consumption of products with a reduced environmental impact along the life cycle and is awarded only to the best (environmental) performing products in the market.
The EU Ecolabel criteria will be based on the requirements addressed in EU Ecolabel Regulation 66/2010. The criteria will be defined on the basis of the environmental information derived from Life Cycle Assessment and product oriented environmental performance assessment studies. Several environmental, safety, technical and functional aspects will be considered. Moreover, during the EU Ecolabel criteria development continuous wide consultation is foreseen with experts and stakeholders of manufacturers, supply chain industry, consumer organizations and NGOs.
The study will require active participation from stakeholders. If you would like to be involved in the consultation process, you can do so through the website, by registering as a stakeholder. The registered stakeholders will be regularly informed about the progress of the study, have access to preliminary results and draft documents and can respond to questionnaires and/or participate at stakeholder meetings.If you would like to contact us directly, we refer to the contact details of the project team.