News: Revised criteria for 2 product groups approved at the June meeting of the EU Ecolabel Regulatory Committee
The revised criteria for tourist accommodation services and wood, cork and bamboo-based floor coverings were approved at a meeting of the EU Ecolabel Regulatory Committee on 24th June 2016.
Wednesday, 20th July 2016
After a rigorous process of evidence gathering and consultation with interested stakeholders including 2 working group meetings, the revised criteria for tourist accommodation services and wood, cork and bamboo-based floor coverings were approved at a meeting of the Regulatory Committee of the EU Ecolabelling Board (EUEB) on 24th June 2016 in Brussels. The Regulatory Committee comprises representatives of the national governments of the European Economic Area (EEA).
The two sets of criteria will now go forward to the Council of the European Union for adoption. Once criteria are adopted they are published as a Commission Decision in the Official Journal (OJEU). It is at this point they become available for companies to apply against.
The draft tourist accommodation criteria, technical reports and minutes of the working group meetings are available on the website below.
Criteria for wood, cork and bamboo based floor coverings adopted on 25th January 2017
After 3 years of development involving representatives of industry, government, environmental and consumer organisations revised criteria for wood, cork and bamboo based floor coverings have been adopted by the Commission and published on the 2nd February