- Latin America / Caribbean
Sector of activity
Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising
The webinar will provide an introduction to the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information and will be held in Spanish.
The Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information (hereafter the Guidelines) were published in 2017 and provide a practical tool on how to communicate the sustainability attributes of products. They have received global recognition with more than 1,800 downloads from the One Planet website and citation as part of the resolutions from the last two UN Environment Assemblies: UNEA-3 and the environment and health resolution, UNEA-4 and the SCP resolution.
The Guidelines were launched by UN Environment and the International Trade Centre (ITC) under the Consumer Information Programme after two years of research and collaboration with inputs from over 125 organizations. The Guidelines present ten best practice principles for organisations to follow when making sustainability claims to best communicate accessible and reliable information to consumers to avoid greenwashing and consumer confusion. The best practice principles are divided into fundamental and aspirational. The five fundamental principles establish minimum requirements that must be met when providing product sustainability information to consumers and they are:
The Guidelines actively encourage organizations to take leadership and communicate quality, useful information to consumers to help towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. Indeed, target 12.8 of the SDGs notes the need for better information to consumers: “by 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.”
The webinar will be held on Wednesday 25th September, 17:00 hs. CEST – 12:00 hs. BUE - 11:00 hs. ASU – 10:00 hs. MEX to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3879497437545314317
Impact and Results
The expected impact of the webinar is to increase knowledge and awareness of the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information, with a geographic focus of Latin America.
The Guidelines are a framework for organisations to follow to provide quality information to empower sustainable consumption decisions. The Guidelines can be used by businesses, governments, standard-setters, labelling bodies and NGOs: any organisation providing information.
This webinar will build capacity and knowledge on how best to provide information to consumers about sustainability on products and services.
Next steps and how to get involved
The webinar will be held on either Wednesday 25th September, to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3879497437545314317
If you have any questions, please contact: Hector Corrales email@example.com