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
Policy Paper 20 Jan 2022
DIGITALEUROPE's position paper on the proposed Waste Shipment Regulation
Publication & Brochure 27 Oct 2021
Digital action = Climate action: 8 ideas to accelerate the twin transition
Policy Paper 25 Oct 2021
DIGITALEUROPE's position paper on the proposed Batteries Regulation
Policy Paper 13 Oct 2021
Letter: The urgent need to accelerate the adoption of a sustainable finance framework
Policy Paper 10 Jun 2021
DIGITALEUROPE’s supporting paper on the public consultation on the Sustainable Products Initiative
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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