The European Commission recently announced the publication of two guides on environmental footprinting for organisations and products. Dr. Michael Spielmann answers the following questions:

  1. What are the motivations and guiding principles of the European Commission's Environmental Footprinting Initiative?
  2. Does the environmental footprinting methodology jeopardize established product life cycle assessment in companies?
  3. Will environmental footprinting fundamentally change current environmental corporate reporting practise?
  4. How can the environmental footprinting initiative change the setting for environmental product/organisation declarations in the long run?
  5. How can companies shape environmental footprinting of products and organisations?
  6. What is the relationship between the product environmental footprint guide and the organisational environmental footprint guide, and what are the implications for companies?
  7. What environmental information must be reported?

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