Sustainable consumption: Six new companies join Green Consumption Pledge

Six companies from leading sectors have joined the pilot phase of Green Consumption Pledge, the first initiative delivered under the New Consumer Agenda and in synergy with the European Climate Pact, inviting people, communities and organisations to participate in climate action and build a greener Europe. The companies Ceconomy, Engie, Erste Group, H&M Group, Philips and Vėjo projektai Dancer bus will join the initiative, thus committing to accelerate their contribution to a green transition. The pledges have been developed in a joint effort between the Commission and companies. Their aim is to accelerate the contribution of businesses to a sustainable economic recovery and to build consumer trust in the environmental performance of companies and products. Commissioner for Justice and Consumers, Didier Reynders, said: “I welcome the commitments made by those six companies for concrete actions towards greater sustainable production and consumption, beyond what is required by EU law. This determination to step up climate action shows the kind of effort European consumers want to see. By now eleven companies are already participating in the Green Pledge and I am looking forward to even more in the future.” The pilot phase of the Green Consumption Pledge will be completed by 2022, including an evaluation of the functioning of the Pledge. Tomorrow, Commissioner Reynders will welcome the six new companies at an event in which representatives of the European Parliament, of the EU consumer organisations BEUC and Euroconsumers as well as EU business organisations AIM and SMEunited will participate. You can follow tomorrow’s event here. The pledges of the six participating companies will be available on this webpage after the event.