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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 CI-SCP currently hosts five working groups:

 

WG1: Guidelines for providing product sustainability information

Led by UN Environment and the International Trade Centre. The objective of the WG is to develop international Guidelines to enable and encourage the provision of reliable product sustainability information. The Guidelines aim to address the underlying causes of information overload, consumer confusion and mistrust, and ultimately create a level playing field to enhance consumer awareness, ease and uptake of sustainable choices during the purchase, use and and disposal/ recycling phases of products. Read more here or contact ciscp@un.org for more information.

 

WG2: Ecolabels (Type I)

Led by the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) 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 facilitate their mutual recognition. Building upon lessons learned from such existing schemes, the working group will further support awareness raising, capacity building, and consultations for developing and emerging economies to develop new national Ecolabelling Type I programs. Three information sharing platforms, in Asia, Africa and Latin America, will be established. To learn more or participate in one of the regional platforms, contact ciscp@un.org.

 

WG4: Supporting Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) implementation through the use of ecolabels and sustainability standards (with 10YFP SPP)

A joint working group with the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme, and led by ISEAL Alliance. This working group was launched in March 2016. It aims to improve and increase dialogue between organisations working with sustainability standards and labelling schemes, and those working on SPP, by providing a platform to raise awareness, to share tools and good practices, and to discuss issues and challenges, and to come up with innovative solutions. Contact ciscp@un.org to join the working group or sign up to its newsletter.

 

WG6: Social impact communication

Led by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, New Earth and UN Environment. It was launched in a webinar in 2016. This working group brings together experts in this field to develop 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. To find out more or join the group, email ciscp@un.org.


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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.

 

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