An EU public consultation is open to 3rd December 2020 on “Substantiating claims of environmental performance”. This targets PEFs (Product Environmental Footprints) but also discusses ecolabels, environmental performance reporting, sustainability ratings, harmonisation of environmental information. The announced objective is to identify policy options for substantiating environmental claims using Environmental Footprint methods. The online questionnaire addresses, in detail, what types of environmental claims should be authorised and under what conditions, how environmental footprint results should be communicated, how claims should be verified (conformity assessment). This may in the future become relevant for PIN products which promote their preferable environmental profile.
EU consultation on product environmental claims to 3rd December 2020 https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12511-Environmental-claims-based-on-environmental-footprint-methods/public-consultation