1. 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.


  2. 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).


  3. 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.


  4. 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


  5. PEF/OEF Pilots selected!

    The European Commission just published the selection for the Environmental Footprint pilot projects from the food, feed and beverage sector. Of the 30 groups of organisations that applied, 11 pilot categories have been selected by the European Commission.  The development & testing of the environmental footprint product category or organisation sector rules will kick-off in June 2014.

    The following pilot groups are selected (Source: EC, 2014):

    • Beveragebeer, wine, packed water, coffee, dairy products
    • Foodmeat, fish, pasta, olive oil
    • Feed & other: animal feed, pet food

    Further categories that are relevant for the food & drink sector such as packaging and fertilizer will be integrated in the pilots.

    The selection of some of the product groups is linked to conditions that will be communicated to the applicants. The resulting final list will be communicated before the beginning of the pilots in June 2014.

    At the PEF Food Conference the following pilots will be presented:

    • Beer: Paul Bruijn, Heineken
    • Packed Water: Philipe Diercxens, Danone Waters
    • Feed: Nicolas Martin, FEFAC

    Full programme is available here.

    We await final confirmation for representatives of the pilots

    • Dairy
    • Meat
    • Pasta

    Due to the increased interest in the event we prolonged the possibility for registration till Monday, 5 May, 6pm (CET).