Six new companies join Green Consumption Pledge

Photo: EPA Didier Reynders

Six companies from leading sectors have joined the pilot phase of Green Consumption Pledge, the first initiative delivered under the New Consumer Agenda and in synergy with the European Climate Pact, inviting people, communities and organisations to participate in climate action and build a greener Europe, EU press service reported.

The companies Ceconomy, Engie, Erste Group, H&M Group, Philips and Vėjo projektai Dancer bus will join the initiative, thus committing to accelerate their contribution to a green transition. The pledges have been developed in a joint effort between the Commission and companies. Their aim is to accelerate the contribution of businesses to a sustainable economic recovery and to build consumer trust in the environmental performance of companies and products.

“I welcome the commitments made by those six companies for concrete actions towards greater sustainable production and consumption, beyond what is required by EU law. This determination to step up climate action shows the kind of effort European consumers want to see. By now eleven companies are already participating in the Green Pledge and I am looking forward to even more in the future,” Justice and Consumers Commissioner Didier Reynders said.

The pilot phase of the Pledge will be completed by 2022, including an evaluation of its functioning. Tomorrow, Commissioner Reynders will welcome the six new companies at an event in which representatives of the European Parliament, of the EU consumer organisations BEUC and Euroconsumers as well as EU business organisations AIM and SMEunited will participate.

Similar articles

  • ECB: Soaring prices are worse than the Covid-19 shock

    ECB: Soaring prices are worse than the Covid-19 shock

    The energy crisis is here to stay for a longer period of time

    The crisis with surging prices of energy sources is worse and will take longer to be resolved compared to the Covid-19 pandemic slowdown and the supply bottlenecks for major industries, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said in an interview for CNBC. The Eurozone has been badly impacted, like many other regions worldwide, by disruptions in supply chains brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social restrictions.

  • EU dismisses risks from AstraZeneca jabs

    EU dismisses risks from AstraZeneca jabs

    The medicine regulator of the EU (EMA) announced that it could not confirm fears that women and young adults were at a higher risk of rare blood clots with low platelets after vaccination with AstraZeneca's Covid-19 jab. Limitations in the way the data was collected meant that EMA could not identify any specific risk factor that made the condition, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), more likely, Reuters reported.

  • Mediterranean countries discuss climate change, migration

    Mediterranean countries discuss climate change, migration

    Nine European Mediterranean countries held a summit in Athens on Friday afternoon to discuss issues ranging from climate change to migration and Afghanistan, news wires reported. The one-day gathering, dubbed the EUMED 9, brings together the leaders of Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia and Croatia. Commission head Ursula von der Leyen will also attend the meeting.