The Centre for Responsible Business, one of the MAC members of the Consumer Information Programme, hosts an annual India and Sustainability Standards Conference. This year, the Consumer Information Programme hosted a session at the conference entitled Sustainability Information to Empower Consumers.

Implemented in

  • India

Sector of activity
Consumer Goods

Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising

Start date
29/10/2020

Objectives

- Showcase work of the Consumer Information Programme of the One Planet network.
- Showcase the Consumer Information Programme as a strong network of actors progressing towards SDG 12 through the spirit of collaboration, linking-up to scale-up and ongoing promotion of SCP (sustainable consumption and production).
- Illustrate the importance of reliable and accessible consumer information as a useful tool for encouraging sustainable consumption with links to the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information (UNEP & ITC, 2017). Different forms of consumer information will be presented in the session.
- Explore the efficacy of Voluntary Standards and Certification Schemes (in consumer facing sectors), in providing reliable information to consumers to make an informed choice

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

- Knowledge about consumer information tools as a significant contribution to SDG12, is enhanced.
- Challenges and opportunities for policy makers, business and NGOs regarding consumer information are identified and actions to be taken are formulated.