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 31 Mar 2020
DIGITALEUROPE Initial Recommendations for the Revision of the Battery Directive in 2020
Press Release 11 Mar 2020
Taking the circular economy to the next level
Policy Paper 12 Feb 2020
Ensuring a workable SCIP Database outcome: Information requirements to be proportionate and relevant to the recycling of electronics
Policy Paper 12 Feb 2020
Procurement for a Sustainable Future
Policy Paper 05 Feb 2020
Digital contribution to delivering long-term Climate Goals
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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