As part of the EU Green Deal launched in 2019, a strong mandate has been issued to ensure consumers receive reliable, comparable and verifiable information to enable them to make more sustainable decisions and to reduce the risk of greenwashing.

The proposed European Union (EU) Green Claims Directive was tabled by the European Commission in March 2023 and aims to address greenwashing and introduces stringent requirements on various aspects in tackling false environmental claims.

What does it mean for your business

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Key Areas of the EU Claims Directive

Key Areas of the EU Claims Directive

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Key Actions to Take

It may be a few years before the requirements of the EU Green Claims Directive become mandatory, but it is crucial to take action now.

1. Stay Up to Date

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Ensure that you keep up to date with the latest measures approved by EU member states and assess their impact on your business as soon as possible to prepare a strategy for implementing the requirements.

2. Collaborate with Others

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Work with industry associations to help influence the outcome of the proposed directive.

3. Analyze Marketing

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Analyze your marketing strategy in relation to claims that may be subject to the future directive.

4. Collect Crucial Data

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Collect product life-cycle data of your products to help speed up verifications and aid in any further assessments of green claims.

5. Publish Information

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Prepare to set up a website that will contain relevant information relating to the substantiation of green claims, including a summary, in easily understandable language.

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Review your use of green claims   Closely monitor the progress of the proposed directive   Consider how to adapt and modify existing business practices