1. 2nd PEF World Summit: Speaker Update #2

    July 28, 2014

    The 2nd PEF World Summit will take place 1-2 October 2014 in Berlin.

    For further information please refer to the 2nd PEF World Summit webpage.

    Registration is possible  here.


    • Karen Hamilton, Vice President Sustainability, Unilever

    Environmental Footprinting: Experience & Discussion

    • Michele Galatola, Product Team Leader, European Commission, DG Environment: summarizing 1st year of Environmental Footprint Piloting & outlining the role of communication
    • Rana Pant (tbc), Scientific Technical Project Officer, European Commission, DG JRC: clarifying the role of comparability in the Environmental Footprint Initiative
    • Matthias Finkbeiner, Chair of Sustainable Engineering, Technical University Berlin: highlighting & discussing the challenges of the Environmental Footprint Pilot
    • Claudia Topalli, Environmental & Regulatory Affairs Manager, The European Plastic Pipes and Plastic Fittings Association (TEPPFA): introducing to the hot & cold water supply PEF pilot & disussing relation to EN 15804
    • Christophe Garnier (tbc), Environmental Standardization and Alliances Manager, Schneider Electric: describing the first lessons learned in the development of category rules for uninterruptable power supply (UPS) units
    • Bernard Pruvost, Head of Environmental Sustainability, Nestlé Waters: describing business perspectives on environmental footprinting in the food sector and beyond
    • Osamu Namikawa, Environment Policy Division, Hitachi: providing insights on the IT Equipment PEF pilot project
    • Emilie Carasso, Regulatory Affairs Officer, CEPE (Paints, printing inks & artists’ colours Europe) : updating on the PEF pilot for decorative paints
    • Felix Teillard, Technical Secretary Biodiversity, FAO Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership: contributing to the integration of biodiversity in environmental assessment

    The Work of The Sustainability Consortium

    Business perspectives on carbon and environmental footprinting

    • Andrea Brown Smatlan, Director Chemicals, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD): introducing to the life cycle metrics for chemical products guidance
    • Henk Bosch, Competence Leader LCA, DSM: presenting joint approaches from the chemical sector in LCA and its relation to PEF
    • Anja von Moltke, Economic Affairs Officer, UNEP: discussing environmental footprinting and implications for trade
    • Chien-Jen Shih, TEEMA (Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association): delivering the perspective of Taiwanese companies on environmental footprinting and labelling
    • Jason Ord, EMEA Energy Manager, Hewlett-Packard: presenting the PAIA carbon footprint tool

    Consumer Information – Reloaded

    • Ulf Jaeckel, Head of Division “Sustainable Consumer Protection, Product-related Environmental Protection”, German Federal Ministry for Environment: introducing to the 10YFP Consumer Information Programme
    • Sylvain Chevassus, SCP Policy Officer, French Ministry for Sustainable Development: providing expertise from French experience in consumer information
    • Arne Daneels, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Environmental Dep. Flemish Government: informing on the ‘perspectives of action’ consumer information programme for the food sector
    • Jacob Bilabel, Chair Consumer Information Lab, THEMA1: connecting the dots between environmental information and marketing
    • Mark Stalmans (tbc), Scientific External Relations, P&G: discussing the role of consumer behaviour and sustainable washing

  2. Preliminary Programme – Joint PEF & TSC Summit

    June 26, 2014

    The joint preliminary programme of the 2nd PEF World Summit & the Fall 2014 TSC Members Summit taking place from 30 September until 02 October 2014 in Berlin is now available online!
    It can be reviewed and downloaded in the following:

    The preliminary programme as downloadable PDF.
    Please note: The Super Early Bird registration is only available until coming Monday, 30th of May 2014 via the PEF tickets shop.
    For more detailed information on the summit, please view the 2nd PEF World Summit webpage.

  3. Seminar on Environmental Footprinting (in German), 3rd July 2014, Zurich

    June 19, 2014

    On 3rd July 2014 we will host a seminar on environmental footprinting in Zurich, Switzerland. The event is in German language only. The aim is to provide an introduction to the EU Environmental Footprint process (PEF/OEF) and provide an overview on current developments in the food and non-food sector.

    Contributions will be provided by:

    Further information (in German) can be found on the event website.

    Registration is still open (only a few places available): register here.

    Final Programme (in German)

    The final programme is available here for download (in German).

  4. New environmental footprint pilot projects are ready to go!

    May 8, 2014

    At the PEF Food Conference Imola Bedo from the European Commission presented the freshly selected 11 PEF pilot projects for the food & drink sector. With this second wave, the selection process of the Environmental Footprint Pilot Project now is complete. Till 2016/17 more than 300 leading stakeholders involving hundreds of participants, will develop specific rules for product categories and organisation sectors. On the basis of the outcomes of the pilot phase further decisions on the integration into EU environmental policies will be taken.

    The new participants will start their work in June 2014. To learn about the selection criteria, the leading stakeholders and the special conditions for some of the pilots, have a look at the presentation below.

    Impressions of the PEF Food Conference can be viewed here.

    Download pdf.

  5. Final Programme: PEF Food Conference, 6-7 May 2014, Berlin

    May 2, 2014

    After the publication of the selected pilot projects of the environmental footprint pilot process in the food & drink sector we can now reveal the categories and speakers that are included in the programme of the PEF Food Conference:

    • Beer | Paul Bruijn, Heineken
    • Packed Water | Philippe Diercxsens, Danone Waters
    • Pasta | Filippo Sessa, Union of Organizations of Manufactures of Pasta Products (UNAFPA)
    • Meat | Giuseppe Luca Capodieci, European Livestock and Meat Trading Union (UECBV)
    • Dairy | Hélène Simonin-Rosenheimer, European Dairy Association (EDA)
    • Animal Feed | Nicolas Martin, European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC)

    Registration is still open until: 5 May, 18.00 CET

    Agenda of the PEF Food Conference