The Nordic Ecolabel 2015 -synergies with other information systems

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Seventeen Nordic and international labelling and certification schemes met at an international workshop on dialogue and cooperation at Lund’s University in November 2011. With this meeting among schemes across fields such as the environment, organic, fair trade and sustainability, NCM Working Group on Sustainable Consumption and Production and Nordic Ecolabelling has taken a first step to create transparency and exchange of experience between label schemes with relevance for Sustainable Consumption and Production. Prior to the workshop in Lund the consulting firm Ecostory mapped information schemes on the Nordic markets and carried out a stakeholder survey. Ecostory found four megatrends that are important for schemes within SCP: convergence towards sustainability, information overload, regulation as driver, and national/regional labels on global markets. This report presents findings from the mapping of schemes, the stakeholder survey and the workshop on dialogue and cooperation. Ecostory describes 10 key challenges and recommends policy responses and gives tentative proposals to follow-up and support cooperation between the Swan and other information systems.



Workshop on dialogue and cooperation

This chapter 4 discusses various development scenarios based on the megatrends identified in this projects stakeholder analysis and discussed at the international workshop in Lund, among representatives of various labelling and certification schemes relevant to SCP. This chapter discusses a number of scenarios for different development opportunities and their impact on business cases for information systems, significance for manufacturers, retailers and consumers, who uses the information schemes in their marketing or as information and guidance for their purchasing decisions and demand for sustainable goods and services.


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