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This is the project website designed for a study which prepares the ground for the revision of the EU Ecolabel criteria for Wooden furniture and revision of the Green Public Procurement criteria for Furniture. The study is carried out by the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS). LEITAT is supporting JRC-IPTS during the criteria revision and development focusing on the technical background specifications. The work is being developed for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment.

The EU Ecolabel for Furniture 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. Similarly, GPP will address public authorities seeking to procure environmentally friendly goods and services.

The EU Ecolabel and GPP criteria will be based on all the requirements addressed in EU Ecolabel Regulation 66/2010 and Communication COM(2008) 400 "Public Procurement for a better Environment". The criteria will be defined on the basis of the environmental information derived from Life Cycle Assesment and product oriented environmental performance assessment studies. Different environmental, safety and functional aspects will be considered. Moreover, during the EU Ecolabel and GPP criteria revision continuous wide consultation is foreseen with experts and stakeholders, i.e. manufacturers, supply chain industry, consumer organizations and NGOs, ensuring European wide applicability.

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.

 

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