Policy

Sustainability

At DIGITALEUROPE we are committed to contributing to a sustainable and energy efficient Europe, which brings benefits to society, makes full use of new technologies and thrives globally.

As of today, countries around the world have been unsuccessful at decoupling economic growth from increased CO2 emissions and resource consumption. For every 1% in global GDP, CO2 emission have risen by about 0.5% and resource consumption by 0.4%. Digital technologies could be a major contributor in helping societies address this challenge. For instance, it is estimated that by 2025 digitalisation could save over 26 billion tonnes of CO2 emission globally – about as much as Europe’s emissions across the same time period.

At DIGITALEUROPE, our work aims to ensure that our products are designed, produced, used, and where possible reused or recycled in a sustainable and safe manner. We also promote the benefits of digital solutions in achieving sustainable goals. By closely collaborating with all relevant stakeholders we contribute to shape coherent policies, notably on:

  • product design, including substance use
  • resource efficiency and waste management
  • reducing GHG emissions
  • broader global supply chain responsibility, including responsible sourcing
Areas covered
  • Chemicals
  • Circular-economy
  • Ecodesign
  • Waste
  • Supply-chain transparency
Our resources on Sustainability
Policy Paper 08 Jan 2020
Towards a circular vision for the revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation
Policy Paper 13 Dec 2019
EU-wide uniform conditions for the proper quality treatment of WEEE
Press Release 13 Nov 2019
EUROPEANS’ FAVOURITE PRODUCTS: contributing to the circular economy
resource 02 Oct 2019
A Circular Economy Card for the Waste Shipment Regulation
Policy Paper 01 Oct 2019
The Future of Ecodesign
Your contact for Sustainability
Lara Visser
Senior Policy Manager for Sustainability & Consumer Affairs
Milda Basiulyte
Senior Policy Manager for Sustainability & Policy Coordination
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