ECOS, Environmental Coalition on Standards, is an international NGO with a network of members and experts advocating for environmentally friendly technical

standards, policies and laws. They ensure the environmental voice is heard when they are developed and drive change by providing expertise to policymakers and industry players, leading to the implementation of strong environmental principles. ECOS has over 20 years of experience in promoting the environmental interest in the development of standards, laws and policies, and its role in these processes is highly valued and widely recognised. Its vision is a healthy and clean environment, protected by robust rules that respect nature and its resources.

ECOS is a Partner Organisation the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and of the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC), and a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). ECOS is also a liaison organisation to several technical committees of the international standardisation organisations, ISO and IEC.

In addition, ECOS is part of a number of impactful alliances and campaigns, such as the Rethink Plastic allianceCoolproductsRight to Repairthe Cool CoalitionPlatform for Electro-mobilityCoalition for Energy Savings, and the One Planet Network, where it cooperates with other NGOs, progressive companies, and researchers, advocating for a greener future for all. It is also a member of the Green Electronics Council’s EPEAT Advisory Council.

ECOS also cooperates with the United Nations and with the EU institutions, including as a member of the European Commission’s Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Consultation Forum, the European Commission’s Platform for Sustainable Finance, and as an observer on the Committee on Standards.

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