Who we are
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. We 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 our role in these processes is highly valued and widely recognised. Our vision is a healthy and clean environment, protected by robust rules that respect nature and its resources.
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.
In addition, 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 Green Electronics Council’s EPEAT Advisory Council.
We cooperate 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.