18 February 2015

Comments invited on proposed Ecolabel criteria for furniture

As part of the wide-spread revision of Ecolabel criteria for various product groups, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is inviting stakeholders to provide comments on the newly proposed criteria for furniture. The criteria takes into account the life-cycle costs of materials used in the production of furniture, specifying what is required for a product to be deemed Ecolabel worthy.

A written consultation period is now open, in which stakeholders can voice suggestions and concerns regarding the proposed criteria. To provide stakeholders with further background information, the JRC have published a technical report, explaining a summary of recent changes and the rationale for the proposal.

To structure the feedback, the JRC has also published a list of questions for stakeholders regarding their purchasing of indoor and outdoor furniture. In addition to collecting stakeholder thoughts, the document aims to provide a better insight into the type of furniture procurement carried out in Europe. Any written comments should be sent to the JRC by close of business on 25 February 2015.

For more information, visit the EU Ecolabel website.