ECOS works to promote preparation for reuse and material-efficient recycling in policies and standards, at the same time making sure that waste prevention strategies are prioritised. Our aim is to achieve appropriate waste management and prevent landfilling or incineration of valuable resources.
ECOS is an international network of NGOs who support our mission to defend environmental interests in the development of standards and product regulations.
As the only environmental organisation worldwide to specialise in standardisation, ECOS offers to its members a range of unique benefits and opportunities. ECOS members have access to exclusive information and technical expertise which they can apply to their work at national level. Our network is inclusive and open to all NGOs wishing to engage in standardisation and sharing our goals. Members can join ECOS in different membership categories.
Our successes consistently impact standards and laws promoting the environment – whether that’s the clean transition to a circular economy or combating climate change. We also work towards a more inclusive, open and transparent standardisation system, internationally and at the European and national levels, at the same time ensuring the appropriate use of standards in support of environmental legislation and policy.
We are part of a number of impactful alliances and campaigns, such as the Rethink Plastic alliance, Coolproducts, Right to Repair, the Cool Coalition, Platform for Electro-mobility, Coalition for Energy Savings, and the One Planet Network, where we cooperate with other NGOs, progressive companies, and researchers, advocating for a greener future for all. We are also a member of the Global Electronics Council’s EPEAT Advisory Council.