Sign up to our newsletter

Receive updates on the Programme's activities, including relevant work of our partners, by signing up for our quarterly newsletter here.

 

Become a partner

Do you want to know what means to be a partner of the Consumer Information Programme? Check it out our flyer

CI-SCP Partner Application Form

By becoming a partner of the Programme, you can collaborate with the CI-SCP community, showcase or scale up your work, and participate in working groups and other activities of the Programme.

Submit the form above to ciscp@un.org for review by our Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee.

 

Working Groups

The CI-SCP's working groups (WG) develop and deliver activities to address key, specific issues under the Programme's objectives and work areas, over an agreed timeframe. Working groups are led by CI-SCP partners or MAC members, and open to participation of interested institutions and individuals. The current working groups that the CI-SCP hosts are:

 

WG1: Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information

Led by UN Environment and the International Trade Centre. The WG developed the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information, which were cited in the Enviromentand Heatlh Resolution of UNEA-3 and the SCP Resolution of UNEA-4. The Guidelines outline 10 best practice principles for information-providers to giving sustainability information. A 'road testing' exercise was conducted and now the WG is focusing on bringing the Guidelines forward as a practical tool that contributes to the implmentation of SDG 12. Read more here or contact ciscp@un.org for more information.

 

WG2: Ecolabels (Type I)

Led by the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN), UN Environment and the Advance SCP project implemented by GIZ Thailand. This working group supports collaboration among Ecolabelling Type I programs (as per the ISO 14024 definition) and facilitates their mutual recognition. The working group supports awareness raising, capacity building, and consultations for developing and emerging economies to develop new national Ecolabelling Type I programs. Three regional information sharing platforms have been created in Asia, Europe & Africa and the Americas and a series of webinars for each region has occurred. To learn more or participate in one of the regional platforms, contact ciscp@un.org.

 

WG6: Social impact communication

Led by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, New Earth and UN Environment, this working group brings together experts who developed a white paper on Business to Consumers (B2C) communication of the social impact of products. The aim is to improve knowledge in this emerging field more widely available, scaling up good practices in communications of social impacts to consumers. The next activity involves contributing to the revision of the Social Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines. To find out more or join the group, email ciscp@un.org.

 

Contact us

Interested in learning more about the programme? Contact the coordination desk at ciscp@un.org or via the form below and we will get back to you!