This initiative mainly aims to: i) ensure that consumers obtain reliable & useful information on product, ii) prevent ‘greenwashing’, as well as iii) set minimum requirements for sustainability logos & labels. ICF, a consulting company, has been tasked by the EU Commission to gather evidence for the initiative. In this framework, FSC has undertaken three concrete actions:


  1. FSC has been sharing insights with ICF. Moreover, FSC’s EU Regional Director, Anand Punja, has spoken at an event organized by ICF and the EU Commission to explain what minimum criteria for sustainability labels/logos should be, with a focus on environmental, social, economic characteristics. See agenda here.


  1. FSC has submitted its response to the EU inception-impact assessment on the initiative. FSC’s initial position is available here.


  1. FSC has submitted its response to the EU public consultation. See here.

FSC strives to support the EU Commission on this initiative, and it is committed to giving consumers reliable information on sustainable products across the EU and worldwide.

For more on this file, please contact FSC’s EU Advocacy Manager, Matteo Mascolo at:



Stakeholder Workshop Agenda.pdf
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FSC Response to the EU Roadmap Empowering Consumers for the Green Transition.pdf
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The New Consumer Agenda: open public consultation.pdf
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