Welcome to the 'Wooden Floor Coverings' website
This is the project website for revising the existing EU Ecolabel criteria for "Wooden Floor Coverings" . This study is being 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, with support from LC Engineering.
You can follow the progress of the study through this website. Stakeholder involvement is a crucial part of this study. By registering as a stakeholder, you can stay informed of latest additions to this site and engage in the consultation. You can always contact us directly.
The purpose of this project is to develop an EU Ecolabel that awards the best environmental performing Wooden Floor Coverings. The EU Ecolabel for Wooden Floor Coverings will allow consumers to identify the officially kinder environmental products more easily and manufacturers to show and communicate to their customers that their products/services respect the environment. In addition, the EU Ecolabel will not create barriers to trade, on the contrary, it can give a competitive advantage.
The EU Ecolabel for Wooden Floor Coverings will consist of environmental criteria. The criteria will be based on scientific assessment studies of the environmental impacts of the product group for each part of its life cycle (e.g. LCA studies) and consider different environmental aspects such as air quality, water quality, soil protection, waste reduction, energy savings, natural resource management, GWP, ozone layer protection, environmental safety, noise and biodiversity. Moreover, the EU Ecolabel will be agreed at European level, following wide consultation with experts.
For this reason, the study will require active participation from stakeholders who are willing to contribute. If you would like to be involved in the consultation process, you can do so through the website, responding to questionnaires and/or participation at stakeholder meetings.
Please use the feedback form to send us your comments. If you would like to contact us directly, we refer to the contact details of the project team.