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WEBINAR: US Guidelines for Environmental Performance Standards & Ecolabels

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to test an approach to help federal government further identify “environmentally preferable” products via private sector standards & ecolabels.

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DATE: 12 December 2014

TIME: 15h00 CEST

RECORDING: You can access the webinar here.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 's Draft Guidelines for Environmental Performance Standards and Ecolabels: Response to Comments and Next Steps

The United States federal government has a long history of Presidential Executive Orders to “green” government purchasing. Most recently, Executive Order 13514 states that: "The Head of each Agency shall…advance sustainable acquisition to ensure that 95 percent of new contract actions including task and delivery orders, for products and services with the exception of acquisition of weapon systems, are energy-efficient (Energy Star or Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) designated), water-efficient, biobased, environmentally preferable (e.g., Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certified), non-ozone depleting, contain recycled content, or are non-toxic or less toxic alternatives, where such products and services meet agency performance requirements."

In response to public comments received from November 2013 through April 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing plans to test an approach to helping the federal government further identify “environmentally preferable” products via private sector standards and ecolabels. EPA has revised draft Guidelines and will be launching a pilot to assess and recognize private sector environmental standards and ecolabels. For more information on the draft Guidelines, EPA’s response to comments, and the 2015 pilot, please visit:

Sustainable Public Procurement

The One Planet Network Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) programme is a voluntary global multi-stakeholder partnership in which various parties - governmental, non-governmental, public and private, agree to work together in a systematic way with the aim to promote and accelerate the implementation of sustainable public procurement globally as a way to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Read more about the One Planet network Sustainable Public Procurement Programme:

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