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Public consultation on the ENVIFOOD Procotol

 The European Food Sustainable Consumption and Production Round Table’s Draft ENVIFOOD PROTOCOL is the first ever developed harmonised framework assessment methodology for the environmental assessment of food and drink products. This was adopted on 21 November 2012 and will contribute to helping businesses and consumers understand the environment impact of food and drink products and support informed choices, thereby fostering more sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Public consultation

The objective of the public consultation is to receive feedback on the ENVIFOOD Protocol through a template from experts, similar to the process used for developing international standards. The feedback will then be evaluated by Working Group 1 of the Round Table and the accepted changes will be integrated into the document.

The public consultation starts on 21st November 2012 and ends on 31st March 2013.


Target group(s)

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from all stakeholders of the food production chain: suppliers to the agricultural sector, farmers and agri-cooperatives, agricultural trade, food and drink industries, packaging value chain, transport & logistics operators, retailers, packaging recovery organisations, waste industry, consumer groups, environmental organisations and regulators.

Period of consultation

From 21st November 2012 – 31st March 2013.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities. Please provide your comments using this template. Please note that without a clear justification for proposed change(s) and alternative text proposal(s), comments may not be addressed by Working Group 1.

If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.

If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.

If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.

Contributions received will be published on the website ( It is important to read the specific privacy statement below for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the consultation document: Draft ENVIFOOD Protocol (PDF) 

Contact details

Food SCP Round Table Secretariat
c/o Landmark Europe
Rue du Collège 27
1050 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 808 0644
Fax: +32 2 502 8870


Results of the consultation and next steps

This consultation will close on 31st March 2013. The European Food SCP Round Table welcomes responses to the questions asked in this consultation and about issues arising from the proposed document and any other relevant issues.

Responses should be sent to the Secretariat by email or by hard copy to the addresses shown above.

Responses will be taken into consideration for the development of Version 1 of the ENVIFOOD Protocol, which will be presented before the end of 2013.

Protection of personal data

The Secretariat will hold a copy of consultation responses. Responses will be published on and will be made available to all members of the Round Table. Members of the Round Table are not allowed to use your data for interests outside the Food SCP Round Table.

The personal data collected and further processed are data necessary for the participation in the public consultation, such as name/surname/profession/postal & email addresses/phone number/fax number. If you do not wish this information to be disclosed please indicate this on the questionnaire. It does not mean that we will treat your response to the consultation as confidential, just your personal data.

Your personal data will be part of a list of contact details for the purpose of contacting you in the future in the context of Food SCP Round Table activities. If you do not agree to this, please indicate this on your response sheet.

We will keep your data as long as necessary for the treatment of the replies and follow-up action but no longer than one year from the end of the consultation.