Title: Development of the EU Ecolabel Criteria and Revision of the EU Green Public Procurement Criteria for Cleaning Services
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC102397
ISBN: 978-92-79-59838-8
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 28007
OP LF-NA-28007-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC102397
DOI: 10.2791/531356
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The objective of this project is to develop a new EU Ecolabel and revise the existing EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for professional cleaning services (hereafter referred to as cleaning services). This preliminary report investigates the market, operational and sustainability aspects of cleaning services, with a goal to develop a robust evidence base and prioritise key environmental and social issues to support the development of EU Ecolabel criteria and the revision of the EU GPP criteria. The report consists of the following sections: 1. Overview of report – outlining the background and project process. 2. Scope and definition (Chapter 1) – outlining the main findings on the potential scope and the definition of cleaning services to be adopted by the EU Ecolabel for cleaning services (floor, sanitary, glass/windows and surface cleaning). Stakeholder feedback has been collected to facilitate the development of the scope. 3. Market analysis (Chapter 2) – The market analysis reviews different aspects of the cleaning service market including: global market overview, market structure, product consumption, key economic and social drivers and innovation trends. 4. Technical and environmental analysis (Chapter 3) – The technical analysis provides an overview of the characteristics for cleaning services. The four types of cleaning services included in the scope are characterised by their requirements on cleaning products, power equipment, supplies, accessories and activities. The environmental analysis reviews existing evidence to identify the main environmental impacts of cleaning services. This section looks at a variety of sources to ensure that the EU Ecolabel criteria focus on the most significant environmental impacts of cleaning services. 5. Improvement potential (Chapter 4) – This section provides an evaluation and prioritises improvement options which could assist the development of EU Ecolabel criteria for cleaning services, and reduce the sectors environmental and social impacts, by drawing on findings from the market and technical analysis. 6. Proposal for scope and definition for Cleaning Services (Chapter 5)
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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