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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
06/02/2020
» Project review meeting with Life RENDEr partners, EASME and Neemo team.

On February 5, 2020, LIFE RENDER met the EASME and Neemo team to review the advances made in the technical developments and to plan the last phase of the project that must stress on the replication to other Member States.

06/02/2020
» Replicating Life RENDER approach in Portugal... Metodologia de Pegada Ambiental de Produto no Setor de Leite

During the showcase where the RENDER tool was presented in Lisbon, the first impressions of the dairy companies about the potential of the PEF method in Portugal were collected. It was very interesting to know their concern on how the PEF results can be communicated to consumers.

06/02/2020
» First Life RENDER Workshop held last 3th December in Paris

Product Environmental Footprint method and tools, along with testimonies and observations of SMEs which already have used this tool, were presented to a panel of enterprises of the agri-food sector. There was a very interesting debate about the place of the Product Environmental Footprint on the French and European legislative scene.