Environment: Orgalim views and recommendations on the Sustainable Products Initiative

Published: 16 November 2020

Policies & Issues: Environment

Orgalim welcomes the Commission’s sustainable product policy legislative initiative as a key measure to further optimise the way resources are used throughout the economy and society. This important European initiative is in line with the broader global UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”.

Clear and consistent objectives, combined with financial incentives (such as for example the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program and the European Regional Development Fund) and initiatives like the European Raw Materials Alliance, should be at the core of the EU’s sustainable product policy framework.

The European technology industries represented by Orgalim stand ready to continue providing innovative, cutting-edge technology solutions and sustainable products. Continuously improving the performance and overall sustainability of products, striving for excellence and ensuring that consumers and businesses enjoy the benefits of competing, innovative, cutting-edge technology solutions targeted to their needs are the core commitments and competences of the European technology industries.

It is crucial for our industries that the sustainable product policy legislative initiative will provide a stable framework, while upholding the basic principle of technology neutrality which is a key enabler of ensuring a variety of technology options applicable to sustainable design requirements and choices related to material efficiency.

To read our recommendations on the Sustainable Products in full, please download the position above. Note: the content is an extract of our position paper on the new Circular Economy Action Plan which you can access here.


Stéphanie Mittelham
Manager - Energy and Environment

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