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The Environmental Footprint transition phase

In the period between the end of the Environmental Footprint pilot phase and the possible adoption of policies implementing the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF) methods, a transition phase is established.

The main aims of the transition phase are to provide a framework for

  • monitoring the implementation of existing Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) and Organisation Environmental Footprint Sector Rules (OEFSRs);
  • developing new PEFCRs/ OEFSRs;
  • new methodological developments.

The development of new PEFCRs / OEFSRs will be subject to a call for volunteers, which will be published on this website.

The governance structure for the transition phase is under development. The Sustainable Consumption and Production (IPP/SCP) expert group would take up the role of advising the European Commission on activities during the transition phase. A sub-group on the Environmental Footprint transition phase was created for this purpose.

A new, open membership Technical Advisory Board would be in place to discuss methodological issues. Rules on the membership to the Technical Advisory Board will be published at a later date on this website. Experts wishing to participate in the meetings can signal their interest by filling in a form.

To ensure that different economic sectors can be represented in the meetings of the sub-group on the Environmental Footprint transition phase, eight new members representing organisations from the following sectors will be recruited:

  1. Apparel & footwear
  2. Beverages
  3. Chemistry based final products
  4. Construction products
  5. Electrical & electronics
  6. Food products (including products not for human consumption)
  7. Materials and intermediate products
  8. Energy production and transmission

Member organisation may nominate their representatives on an ad-hoc basis, based on the meeting agenda.

The open call for recruiting the 8 organisations representing the sectors listed is open until 23 October 2018.

The names of the organisations selected based on the call will be published on the Register of Commission Expert Groups.

Related documents

  • Example of possible terms of reference of a cluster group (Chemistry-based final products cluster).
  • To facilitate contacts between interested stakeholders, the European Commission maintained a list of interested organisations (e.g. companies, sectoral associations at EU or national/ regional level, NGOs, etc.) until 31 January 2018 (last update on 12/02/2018).