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
  • Responsible Business Conduct
Our resources on Sustainability
01 Jul 2022 Policy Paper
DIGITALEUROPE views on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (CS3D)
01 Jul 2022 Policy Paper
DIGITALEUROPE views on the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation proposal (ESPR)
01 Jul 2022 Policy Paper
DIGITALEUROPE’s response to the Call for evidence on effectively banning products produced, extracted or harvested with forced labour
04 Feb 2022 Policy Paper
Joint position paper: Removability and replaceability of portable batteries
20 Jan 2022 Policy Paper
DIGITALEUROPE's position paper on the proposed Waste Shipment Regulation
Your contact for Sustainability
Milda Basiulyte
Director for Digital Commerce, Sustainability & Policy Coordination (on maternity leave)
Raphaëlle Hennekinne
Senior Manager for Sustainability Policy
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