The RT’s objectives are centred around three main topics in the management of environmental sustainability along the European food chain:
- Identification of scientifically reliable and uniform environmental assessment methodologies for food and drink products, including product category specifications where relevant, considering their significant impacts across the entire product life-cycle;
- Identification of suitable communication tools to consumers and other stakeholders, looking at all channels and means of communication;
- Promotion of and reporting on continuous environmental improvement along the entire food supply chain and engaging in an open dialogue with its stakeholders;
In pursuing the above objectives, the RT shall ensure compliance with EU single market rules and avoid distortions of competition. Voluntary environmental information shall be communicated to consumers and other stakeholders in a factual and non-discriminative way.