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Environmental and Sustainability Task Group launched by Euralarm

by Geny Caloisi
The Horizontal Compliance Committee of Euralarm has started a new Task Group focusing on environmental and sustainability issues. 

Earlier this year, the Horizontal Compliance Committee acknowledged that the number of European legislative initiatives related to environment and sustainability under the European Green Deal was continuously growing and that the experts from the Euralarm members on such topics are often different from those involved in usual electrotechnical topics. The Committee concluded that it was time to initiate a Task Group entitled to address these specific topics, provided enough experts are interested in participating. 

This resulted in the kick-off meeting on August 23rd, attended by 17 experts from 14 organisations representing all Euralarm sections and moderated by the Horizontal Compliance Committee chair Christian Schmitz (Honeywell).

The overall objective of the new Task Group is to address the relevant legislation covering environmental sustainability topics where either Euralarm can influence or where there will be a significant impact on the members. 

A wide variety of topics to be addressed

The Task Group will address the topics as requested by the Horizontal Compliance Committee. Possible examples are the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR), sustainability requirements that are relevant for the revision of the CPR, the Digital Product Passport (DPP), Product Environmental Footprint (PEF), Green Claims Directive, Right to Repair Directive, potential PFAS restrictions, RoHS, REACH and WEEE. To avoid duplication and to maximize results, the Task Group will liaise with the Orgalim Green Transition Working Group. 

The deliverables of the Task Group can be explanatory memos summarising legislations, standards, or other technical specifications with an assessment of how these can impact Euralarm members. Other deliverables could be Euralarm responses to consultations and Euralarm position papers, guidance documents and webinars. 


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