LIFE RENDER

With consumers and stakeholders placing an increased focus on environment, the European Commission released the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) as a single metric to measure, display and benchmark the environmental performance of products. To increase consistency of PEF studies, the European Commission works on Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) with technical guidance for specific product category. Product Environmental Footprint is often too complex for Small and Medium Enterprises and the European Commission has identified some key actions: provide initial tools that support SMEs and make sure that PEFCRs represent a simplification in the application of PEF.

Life-RENDER aims to demonstrate under real conditions the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of an innovative tool enabling the realization of PEF and PEFCR-compliant studies by SMEs from the Food and Drink sector and the identification of focused environmental measures. The project will promote the implementation of the Environmental Footprint Methodology at European level as key tool to assess and to communicate life cycle environmental performance to business consumers and stakeholders.

NEWS/EVENTS
04/10/2018
» Pilot Groups for Life RENDER demonstration

To ensure a sound demonstration of Life RENDER approach in French dairy industry, 7 Pilot Groups have been created, each one integrated by a representative of the Dairy Company, an Environmental Expert supporting the assessment of the Environmental Footprint of the selected Pilot Products, a Food Process Expert supporting the implementation of environmental measures and a representative of a Sectoral Association to endorse project results.

25/09/2018
» First project Newsletter now available.

The first project newsletter is now available on the Publications Section, which we hope will contain interesting information on the project development.

26/04/2018
» Transition phase of Environmental Footprint is now officially opened.

Final Conference of EF Pilot Phase took place 23-25 April 2018 and opened the Transition Phase with the aim of monitoring the implementation of existing PEFCRs and OEFSRs and developing additional ones while providing a framework for new methodological developments. For detailed information on this process: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eussd/smgp/ef_transition.htm