In theory the criteria can still be rejected in the next 4 months by the European Parliament or the Council of EU Ministers, but the overwhelming majority in the vote of the EU Ecolabel Board indicates that this is quite unlikely.

Formal adoption is therefore likely to be in June or earlier.

The decision is valid for 3 years only, because in the coming years the EU is going to review all its Ecolabel criteria.

For further information, contact: John Hontelez, Chief Advocacy Officer FSC, j.hontelez@fsc.org