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Consultation to support the evaluation of the Implementation of the EU Ecolabel Regulation

Policy field(s)


Environment, Product Policy

Target group(s)


Groups to be targeted with the consultation are:

  • Ecolabel licence holders
  • Ecolabel non-licence holders
  • Tourism services providers (licensed and non-licensed)
  • SMEs/micro-enterprises (licensed and non-licensed)
  • Consumers
  • Retailers
  • NGOs and consumer organisations
  • Governments and institutions at large, including Competent Bodies.

Period of consultation


                        From 25.04.2014  to 18.07.2014

Objective of the consultation



The consultation is intended to inform the evaluation of the implementation of the EU Ecolabel Regulation (EC) 66/2010.

The purpose of the consultation is to collect views from stakeholders on the implementation of the EU Ecolabel Scheme.

The EU Ecolabel Scheme is a voluntary environmental labelling scheme designed to promote products with reduced environmental impact and through this contribute to a more efficient use of resources and a higher level of environmental protection.

The EU Ecolabel Scheme is part of the wider policy on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) linking it with other instruments such as Green Public Procurement and the Ecodesign Directive.

The 7th Environmental Action Programme calls for the Ecodesign and Energy Label Directives and the Ecolabel Regulation to be reviewed with a view to improving the environmental performance and resource efficiency of products throughout their lifecycle, and addressing existing provisions through a more coherent policy and legislative framework for sustainable consumption and production.

Reference documents and other, related consultations


Related information can be found on the following pages:

Contact details


responsible service

European Commission, Director General for Environment, Unit A1, Eco-Innovation and Circular Economy.




postal address

European Commission
DG Environment
Unit Eco-innovation and circular economy

Avenue de Beaulieu 5 – 1160 Auderghem
BU9 06/129

Results of consultation and next steps


Results of the consultation will be part of the evaluation of the Ecolabel regulation. The evaluation will also be based on interviews and other data. A workshop was planned for fall 2014 before preparing the final evaluation.

Protection of personal data

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