The Green Consumption Pledge is part of the European Climate Pact. It calls for businesses in various sectors of the economy to undertake concrete, public and verifiable commitments to reduce their overall carbon footprint, to produce and market more sustainable products and to redouble their efforts to raise consumers' awareness of the impact of their consumption choices. Colruyt Group, Decathlon, LEGO Group, L'Oréal and Renewd are the first companies to sign the pledge in its pilot phase. The pledges have been developed in a joint effort between the Commission and companies and can be accessed here.
Any company from the non-food sectors as well as companies in the retail sector selling both food and non-food products interested in joining the Green Pledge can contact the European Commission before the end of March 2021.
To join, companies must take concrete action on at least three out of five core commitments and demonstrate their progress through transparently published data. The core commitments are:
The pilot phase of the Green Consumption Pledge will be completed by January 2022. Before next steps are taken, an evaluation of the functioning of the Pledge will be conducted in consultation with participating companies, relevant consumer organisations and other stakeholders.
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