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Eu perspective on green purchasing and eu swedish administered eco labels

EU perspective on Green Purchasing and EU/Swedish administered eco-labels

Peter Nohrstedt

The Swedish Environmental Management Council

Singapore 2006-11-02


Eu perspective on green purchasing and eu swedish administered eco labels

The Swedish Environmental Management Council (SEMCO)

Jointly owned by the Swedish state, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprises.

EMAS: www.emas.se

EPD: www.environdec.com

EKU: www.eku.nu


Agenda

Agenda

  • Current status of GPP in EU

    • Strategies

    • Legislation

    • Action plans

    • Capacity building

  • EU/Swedish administered eco-labels and eco-declarations

    • EU-flower

    • Nordic Swan

    • Others

    • Eco declaration


Current status of gpp in eu

Current status of GPP in EU

  • Strategies

    • Integrated Product Policy, IPPOne of the overarching goals of IPP is to stimulate consumer demand for greener products, through easily accessible, understandable and credible information.

    • Lisbon strategyTarget is to make Europe more dynamic and competitive, in a sustainable way and while enhancing social inclusion.


Legislation

Legislation

  • Directive on Energy-using Products (EuP), provides coherent EU-wide rules for Eco-design

  • Procurement directives allowing environmental and social considerations in publicprocurement


Action plans

Action plans

  • Environmental Technologies Action Plan – ETAP

    Covers a spectrum of actions to promote eco-innovation and the take-up of environmental technologies. It includes priority actions along several lines:

    • promoting research and development,

    • mobilizing funds,

    • helping to drive demand and improving market conditions.


Action plans1

Action plans

  • Action plan for Green Public ProcurementHanded in by the EU-25 to EU Commission before next year. Stating actions, targets and follow-up actions for the coming 3 years.


Capacity building

Capacity building

  • EU will develop a training toolkit including

    • Strategic information for policy makers (at government and organisational level)

    • Life cycle cost information for financial units => models for calculating LCC per product group

    • Concrete environmental criteria for purchasing officers


Capacity building1

Capacity building

  • New EUROPA websitehttp://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/

    • Examples of national/local GPP strategies

    • Will include info on life cycle cost

    • Continuous upload of good practices

    • Links to databases containing environmental specifications


Eu swedish administered eco labels

EU/Swedish administered eco-labels

  • EU Flower www.eco-label.com

    • administered by the European Eco-labelling Board. Currently twenty-three different product groups, and already more than 250 licenses have been awarded for several hundred products.

  • Nordic Swan www.svanen.nu/Eng/

    • The Swan is the official Nordic eco-label, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Currently 892 licenses within 64 product areas.


Eu swedish administered eco labels1

EU/Swedish administered eco-labels

  • Other eco-labels in Sweden

    • Bra Miljöval www.snf.se/bmv/english.cfm

      • Managed by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

    • TCO Development www.tcodevelopment.se

      • TCO Development works to create good work environments for office workers while also safeguarding the external environment.

    • KRAV www.krav.se/english.asp

      • KRAV is a key player in the organic market in Sweden


Eco declaration

Eco-declaration

  • Environmental Product Declaration – EPD

    www.environdec.com/

Thank you for listening!


Eu perspective on green purchasing and eu swedish administered eco labels

THE IPP TOOLBOX

Eco-design

EMS

Ecolabel

GPP

EPD


Eu perspective on green purchasing and eu swedish administered eco labels

EPD - OBJECTIVES

To communicate detailed and verifiable information on environmental aspects

To encourage the supply of and the demand for environmental preferable products

To stimulate ongoing potential environmental improvement


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