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
Publication & Brochure 12 Jun 2019
Digitalisation as key for a sustainable Europe - our Call to Action for the EU's Strategic Agenda 2019-2024
Policy Paper 24 May 2019
Key recommendations for the development of the SVHC database by ECHA
Policy Paper 19 Mar 2019
DIGITALEUROPE Recommendations for the Modulated Fees Guidelines
Policy Paper 24 Jan 2019
A Comprehensive EU Product Policy Framework
Policy Paper 18 Dec 2018
Joint industry statement on the draft ecodesign and energy labelling regulations for electronic displays (Lot 5)
Your contact for Sustainability
Lara Visser
Senior Policy Manager for Sustainability
Milda Basiulyte
Senior Policy Manager for Sustainability
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