The criteria of the EU Ecolabel for Wooden Furniture 2009/894/EC: Commission Decision of 30 November 2009 and Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for wooden furniture are under revision. The main objective of this project is to revise Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement criteria for wooden furniture considering the current criteria. The need for revision is justified either because some criterion must be amended or withdrawn and also to extend and promote the use of the most environmentally friendly products.
The revision process will also take into account the possible expansion of the scope for this product group and consequently the revision of the criteria to other types of furniture. Hence, one of the goals of the revision is to obtain simplified criteria addressing the most important environmental impacts of furniture in a life cycle perspective.
LEITAT’s role in the project: LEITAT is responsible of the whole development of the project. Legislation, European Standards, other environmental labeling systems, market analysis, LCA study and technical analysis including the assessment of hazardous substances have to be performed.
Number of Contract: 153096-2012 A08-ES
Coordinator: LEITAT Technological Center
Email LEITAT manager in charge: Helia Romero Veneroni
Duration: 18 months