SMEs setting the standard for sustainable products

15-06-2022 13:15 to 16:30


SBS Online Conference

On 30 March 2022, the European Commission presented a package of initiatives to ensure that all products placed on the EU market become more sustainable.

One of the main initiatives included in the package is a proposal for a new Regulation on Ecodesign for sustainable products. Considering that product design determines up to 80% of its life-cycle environmental impact, the proposal extends the scope of the current Ecodesign Directive beyond energy-related products. The aim is to ensure that products become more resource and energy efficient, durable, reliable, reusable, upgradable, reparable, easier to maintain, refurbish and recycle.

SBS annual conference held on 15 June 2022 discussed the opportunities and challenges the sustainable product initiative offer to SMEs and the role of standards in its implementation.