Welcome to the 'Imaging Equipment' website
This is the project website for a study which prepares the ground for the development of the EU Ecolabel criteria for Imaging Equipment (printers, copiers, multifunctional devices) together with the development of Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for this product group. The study is carried out by the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment.
The EU Ecolabel for Imaging Equipment 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 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 Assessment and product oriented environmental performance assessment studies. Several environmental, safety, technical and functional aspects will be considered. Moreover, during the EU Ecolabel and GPP 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.