08 September 2016
European Commissioner for Justice & Consumers Věra Jourová today met with European consumer organisations on the Volkswagen emission scandal.
05 September 2016
25 July 2016
For years, consumer groups have rang the bell about misleading fuel consumption figures and it is now almost one year ago that the Volkswagen defeat device scandal first made the news. Therefore, BEUC is organising a conference to take stock about the consumer detriment, the ongoing investigations and what solutions exist to clean up the car sector in Europe.
Our work areas
Consumers are increasingly willing to buy sustainable products, especially energy-efficient ones, in order to minimise their impact on the environment. All too often though, confusing information and a great variety of industry claims make this difficult. What makes it even more complicated is the lack of enough sustainable products in EU shops and that they are barely identifiable.
- Improve the sustainability of products by reducing their impact on the environment
- Give consumers the possibility to make informed and sustainable choices between different products using independent and verified labels (such as the Ecolabel). Unsustainable products to be taken off the market
- Reduce the carbon footprint of transport in Europe while ensuring consumers benefit from improved information and cost reductions