• Position papers

EDA position on current environmental challenges, including EU carbon-neutrality by 2050

The European dairy sector plays a key role in making the food system more sustainable and is willing to further engage in order to reduce its environmental impact. The Dairy Product Environmental Footprint (Dairy PEF) has shown our proactive...

EDA guidelines for the interpretation of the Single Use Plastics Directive

This document includes our sectoral guidelines, which propose our interpretation of the Single Use Plastics Directive’s requirements that might be applicable to the dairy products. It aims at providing input to the development of the future EU...

EDA position in response to the COM consultation on marketing standards

EDA welcomes the current Commission consultation of business stakeholders on the evaluation of marketing standards. The EDA paper aims at giving more background to the EDA responses to the online survey. EDA also remains available for an in-depth...

EDA position on the revision of the rules for free allocation in the EU Emissions Trading System

EDA supports the reduction of administrative burden when adjusting the level of free allocations in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) due to activity level changes

EDA position on EU Product Policy and potential applications of the Environmental Footprint methods

EDA supports the use of a common method to measure and communicate the environmental performances of products. The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology is the tool to establish such harmonised approach.

EDA position on potential policy applications of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology

EDA supports the use of a common method for measuring and communicating environmental performance. The PEF method as it stands now is a good methodology for improvement calculation over time and internal assessment, as well as business-level...

EDA position on the proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

While the dairy sector supports the overarching goal of reducing plastic marine litter, we question the consistency of the Directive with the current EU policy framework for packaging, and we advocate for the exclusion of dairy products form the...

UK Brexit White Paper

EDA letter to COREPER

EDA comments on the EU Commission proposal for a revised Drinking Water Directive (DWD)

The European Dairy Association (EDA) welcomes the European Commission proposal for a revised Drinking Water Directive (DWD). For the dairy industry water is an essential resource, and safe food is based on safe water. At the same time the dairy...