Consortium & Key contacts
The study will be carried out by a consortium that spans a broad spectrum of expertise. This includes technological know-how and environmental engineering, economical and environmental assessment, market and consumer analysis, and worldwide contacts. Proper scientific performance of the foreseen tasks is thus guaranteed.
The consortium for this study consists of the following partners:
Öko-Institut - Project Leader - Project Leader - Öko-Institut, founded in 1977, is a leading European research and consultancy institution working for a sustainable future. The Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division of Öko-Institut participates in the development and deployment of new technologies, helps companies develop innovative products, assesses products and services, and provides practical decision-support tools for both consumers and procurers. The scientists work together with a broad array of stakeholders to shape the practical implementation of European framework directives (such as REACH, RoHS, WEEE and EuP - Öko-Institut has been involved as project partner in Lot 4 and 5, and as project leader of Lot C). For their studies and consultancies, Öko-Institut applies a broad set of methodologies including life-cycle assessment (LCA) and greenhouse gas inventories (Carbon Footprinting, CF) for products and companies, eco-efficiency and material-flow analysis, and Product Sustainability Assessment (PROSA) – a methodology developed by the Institute.
BIO Intelligence Service
- Project Partner - Active since 1989 in research and consultancy in
the field of environmental and health information on products, BIO's
expertise is widely recognised in France and in Europe. A pioneer in
the life cycle assessments and ecodesign, BIO offers a range of
services to decision makers in private and public sectors to aid
effective policy making. In the context of the Ecodesign Directive of
the European Commission, BIO has been involved in 18 of the 27 preparatory
studies since 2006. In addition, BIO is actively engaged in
various initiatives related to the Integrated Product Policy (IPP) of
the European Commission and also provides its rich expertise in impact
assessment, multi-criteria analyses (especially economic and
environmental dimensions) of relevant policy instruments.
For technical questions relating to the study, please contact the project manager.
Kathrin Graulich of Öko-Institut (project leader): +49 761 45295-51
Shailendra Mudgal, Thibault Faninger, and Lorcan Lyons of BIO IS (project partner): +33 1 53 90 11 80
Answers to most policy related
questions or how the results of this preparatory study will be used by
the European Commission can be found on:
Further questions can be addressed to TREN-ECODESIGN(at)ec(dot)europa(dot)eu
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