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This is the project website for the revision process of:

- EU Ecolabel criteria as specified in the Commission Decision 2014/312/EU of 28 May 2014 establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes.

The EU Ecolabel for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes 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 are based on the requirements addressed in EU Ecolabel Regulation 66/2010. The criteria are 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 are 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.

If you would like to be involved in the revision 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 revision.

The preliminary questionnaire summary will be shared with registered stakeholders before the end of 2023. The revision project timeline and meeting dates will be announced soon.

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.