Conference on “Sustainable construction labelling – User needs”

The Consumer Council organizes in co-operation with European consumer and environmental umbrella organizations a conference on “Sustainable construction labelling - User needs” in Brussels on 21 October. This event was triggered by European standardization activities on the subject of: “Environmental Product Declarations - EPDs”. The draft standard prEN 15804 has been heavily critizised by consumer circles and its usefulness has been questioned. In this context the question needs to be raised what the demands of potential users on environmental declarations are. Here is the programm of the event and here are the presentations (8MB).

Some background information:
ANEC/ECOS position paper on ISO environmental management standards
ANEC study on environmental declarations and consumer needs
ANEC statement on study mentioned above
Consumer Council model declaration for indoor paint “PAINTY”

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