The European Commission has announced the selected pilots for the Environmental Footprint (EF) Initiative.
The objectives of the EF pilot phase are:
- to set up and validate the process for developing product group-specific rules, including the development of performance benchmarks;
- to test different compliance and verification systems, for their effectiveness and efficiency;
- to test different business-to-business and business-to-consumer communication vehicles for Product Environmental Footprint information in collaboration with stakeholders.
PE INTERNATIONAL as a member of the Technical Secretariat of the product group “Metal Sheets” is supporting the Product Group Coordinator on technical, organisational, strategic and environmental policy issues. The Technical Secretariat consists of the European Associations for copper, lead, aluminium, and mining industries, and ArcelorMittal, KME and Aurubis Group as pilot testing companies. It is coordinated by EUROMETAUX and is expected to start working in early November.