The Environmental Label: a tool to communicate the environmental impact of food for the Italian market

Marco Trevisan, Chiara Corbo, Sara Corrado, Paola Riscazzi, Emmanuel Pauze

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Abstract

AgrowingnumberofCompaniesisnowadayscommittedtoevaluatetheimpactoftheirproduction,drivenbydifferentforcesasthegrowingdemandforgreenproductsbythemarketandthepressurefromtheInstitutionsinpromotingamoresustainableproductionandconsumptionmodel. Environmentalassessmentandcommunicationarestrictlyrelated.Aproperenvironmentalcommunicationstrategyisnecessarytoallowmoreinformedchoicesandtoencouragethegrowthofa"greenmarket". ConsideringthatinEuropethefoodsectoraccountsfor20%-30%ofallenvironmentalimpactsfromconsumptions(ESTOandIPTS,2006),consciousproductschoicescanleadtoasignificantreductionoftheenvironmentalpressurecausedbythissector. Consideringtheexpansionofthegreenmarketandthegrowingimportanceofenvironmentalinformationinthefoodsector,in2012theEnvironmentalLabelforfoodwasbornbytheinitiativeoftheItalianConsultancyCompanySPRIMandtheInstituteofAgrarianandEnvironmentalChemistryoftheUniversitàCattolicadelSacroCuore(Piacenza,Italy). Thelabel,simpletounderstandbyconsumers,hasbeendesignedtobeplaceddirectlyonfoodpackaging,inordertoallowcomparisonbetweenproductsand,consequently,tosupportmoreinformedchoices.Areportaboutthecalculationisavailableonthewebsite.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSETAC Europe 19th LCA Case Study Symposium
Pages186-187
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventSetac Europe 19th LCA case study symposium - Roma
Duration: 11 Nov 201313 Nov 2013

Conference

ConferenceSetac Europe 19th LCA case study symposium
CityRoma
Period11/11/1313/11/13

Keywords

  • Environmental label
  • Life Cycle Assessment

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