Webinar & workshop: Requirements and expectations for making products’ environmental footprints visible

Date:Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 Time:09:00 - 11:00

 – How are Swedish companies affected by the EU’s development of the environmental footprints?

The project Environmental Footprint in Sweden aims to involve and engage business, authorities and the public sector to increase the understanding of the EU’s processes around Product Environmental Footprint (PEF). The project team invites you who are interested in taking part in the latest news about the Environmental Footprint process and its methodology development, but also you who has an interest in following and engaging in the project’s case studies to test the PEF methodology.

  • Welcome and introduction
  • About the project Environmental footprint in Sweden
  • Overview of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method
  • Ongoing development of the PEF methodology and EU processes related to PEF and its potential use according to g. the Circular Economy Action Plan.
  • Presentation of the two case studies (one construction product and one paper product) included in the project (their foci and what kind of results that can be expected).
  • Group discussion
  • Sum up and ways forward
About the Environmental Footprint:

As part of the Single Market for Green Products initiative, the European Commission (EU COM) has launched the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organizational Environmental Footprint (OEF) methods to ensure quality and increase transparency of environmental information and to facilitate comparisons between products’, services’ and organizations’ environmental performance. The Swedish translation of Environmental Footprint (EF) is Miljöavtryck.

About the project: 

Environmental footprint in Sweden – increased competence and communication is a collaborative project conducted within the competence center Swedish Life Cycle Center, at Chalmers University of Technology, with funding from Vinnova, Sweden’s innovation agency. The project runs from 1 November 2020 to 31 December 2021. The project group consists of LCA experts and researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, IVL Swedish Environmental Institute, KTH, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and has a broad base and involvement of representatives from industry, authorities and industry associations.

Expected project results are examples of the application of the PEF methodology to understand its scope and outcome, a larger Swedish resource and competence base, greater participation in EU processes and increased dissemination of information.


Arranged within the project Environmental footprint in Sweden – increased competence and communication (funded by VINNOVA – Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency)


 Recording of the webinar and workshop


Presentation, material and links for workshop

Download presentation: Environmental footprint in Sweden_webinar_workshop_2021-03-30_web

Link to survey


Below you will find the picture that Björn Spak, Swedish EPA, mentioned in the webinar & workshop.