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 EU Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement
for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes

Project team

Key contacts

The following people are part of the project team:

Nicholas Dodd
Directorate B - B5 Unit Oliver Wolf
  Renata Kaps
  Nick Dodd
Oakdene Hollins Ben Walsh
  Peter Willis 


Directorate B is one of the six scientific directorates of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). Since 1994, we promote and enable a better understanding of the links between technology, economy and society. Our mission is to provide customer-driven support to the EU policy-making process by developing science-based responses to policy challenges that have both a socio-economic as well as a scientific/ technological dimension. Our work is undertaken, mainly, at the request of other Directorates General of the European Commission. In addition in recent years several assignments have been carried out for the European Parliament. Directorate B collaborates closely with the other directorates of the Joint Research Centre and multiple partners across Europe.
The Product Bureau team of the Circular Economy and Industrial Leadership Unit focuses its work on assisting DG ENV, DG ENTR, DG ENER and other DGs with technical background studies on the product policy tools of EU Ecolabel, EU Green Public Procurement, Ecodesign and Energy label for numerous product groups.

Oakdene Hollins

Oakdene Hollins is a research and consulting company working based in UK with business in several sectors aimed to support change toward more sustainable and less carbon-intensive products, processes, services and supply chains. The consultancy operates at a European scale and manage the Ecolabel scheme in the UK in collaboration with TUV/NEL.


As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.