Green Claims Directive | EU Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on substantiation and communication of explicit environmental claims
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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on substantiation and communication of explicit environmental claims (Green Claims Directive) (COM(2023) 166 final)
This proposal for a directive concerns voluntary environmental claims in business-to-consumer commercial communications.It sets out requirements for the substantiation and communication of voluntary environmental claims and labels on goods, services and organisations. It also sets out requirements for environmental labelling schemes. As such, the notified draft sets down technical regulations covering: terminology, symbols, packaging, marking and labelling requirements as they apply to a product, process or production method.The notified draft also introduces a procedure of ex-ante verification of the claim’s fulfilment of the technical requirements, i.e. a conformity assessment.
Notifying member: European Union
Consumer information, labelling (TBT); Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection (TBT)