28 May 2015

EC webinar invites procurers to have their say on life-cycle costing tool

Taking into account a product’s life-cycle cost (LCC) - a measurement that analyses a good's impact from production to disposal - is a useful way for procurers to lower the environmental impact of their purchasing. To make LCC easier to calculate, the European Commission is designing a tool for use across Member States. The Commission will present the concept behind the tool at a webinar on 9 June between 14.30 – 16.00. Public procurers, policy-makers, private sector representatives, and stakeholders from NGOs and scientific institutions are invited to provide feedback.

In addition to discussing the European Commission’s approach in developing the LCC tool, the online meeting will see the presentation of LCC tools currently in use in a number of EU countries, with an emphasis on the various tools’ strengths and weaknesses.

Speakers include Annie Stalberg of the Swedish Competition Authority and Iben Liep Kinch Sohn of the Danish Ministry of Environment. Participation is free of charge. The webinar is organised by ICLEI on behalf of the European Commission and forms part of the service provided through the European Commission's Helpdesk on GPP.

For more information and to register, contact