March 30, 2022

BRUSSELS – Today, global tech trade association, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) reacted to the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on Ecodesign for Sustainable Products, which was introduced as part of a broader package of measures intended to make sustainable products the norm in the EU and improve consumers’ access to information about the environmental performance of goods.

ITI and our members are dedicated to ensuring that our products are safe, durable, energy and resource efficient,” said Guido Lobrano, ITI’s Senior Vice President and Director-General of Europe. We share the Commission’s goals to reduce the negative life cycle environmental impacts, improve the sustainability of products, and prevent the destruction of unsold consumer products. That’s why our industry has implemented effective measures to guarantee quality repair services, reuse, refurbishing, recycling and waste disposal with the lowest possible environmental impact. We encourage policymakers to make sure that this measure complements existing regulatory frameworks and upcoming policy initiatives regulating specific product aspects. We look forward to partnering with the Commission to build on industry’s ongoing efforts and urge policymakers to ensure broad stakeholder participation in the process of setting product and sector-specific ecodesign requirements.

Public Policy Tags: Environment & Sustainability