Will Carbon Labeling Requirements Revolutionize the Market: An Enhesa No-charge Webinar August 25th & 30th
BRUSSELS and WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On August 25th and 30th, Enhesa will continue its informative webinar series exploring EHS topics of interest with Will Carbon Labeling of Products Revolutionize the Market: A closer look at global carbon labeling developments and how to keep your products in compliance.
Consumers are sending a clear message that they want environmentally friendly products and are seeking more information about the environmental impacts that occur throughout a product’s lifecycle. As climate change concerns grow and an international climate agreement remains elusive, policy activity has accelerated in the area of carbon labeling. Is this the next big thing for product stewardship advisors, after WEEE, RoHS, REACH and Ecodesign?
Governments in Germany, the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan or Thailand are taking initiatives to promote or mandate carbon labels. France leads the way with its soon-to-be mandatory environmental labeling program. Over 100 companies are now participating in France’s environmental labeling pilot, foreshadowing a mandatory scheme for all consumer products that could commence as soon as 2013. Mandatory labeling for consumer products is likely to have ripple effects throughout international supply chains, as suppliers are requested for information about their environmental practices. Meanwhile, companies in other countries, such as the UK, Japan and New Zealand, are coming under increasing pressure to disclose the carbon footprint of their products with voluntary labels.
All companies in the supply chain – especially manufacturers and suppliers – are affected by the rise in product requirements. The Enhesa webinar will assist companies in preparing for the impacts around carbon labeling by answering the following questions:
- What carbon labeling schemes are in place and what new developments are on the horizon?
- How should manufacturers and suppliers prepare for the upcoming carbon labeling requirements in countries such as France?
- What are the key steps in determining your carbon footprint and gathering the information you need to carbon label your products?
About Enhesa – Enhesa, the leading provider of global environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance assurance services to business. Enhesa covers EHS regulatory and policy issues in over 150 countries and jurisdictions. Services included Audit Protocols, Emerging Issues Monitoring, and EHS compliance management.
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