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.

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.

Our vision

Our vision is a healthy and clean environment, protected by robust rules that respect nature and its resources.

Our mission

We are 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.

Our story

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.

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Our network

  • Team

    Meet the ECOS Secretariat!

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  • Members

    Learn more about joining ECOS and meet our members!

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  • Governance

    Our Executive Committee provides strategic direction to the Secretariat.

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  • Experts

    ECOS experts provide technical and scientific input.

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ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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