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Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information: Global Guidance on Making Effective Environmental, Social and Economic Claims, to Empower and Enable Consumer Choice
United Nations Environment Programme

The Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information aim to provide value chain and public sector professionals with clear guidance on how to make effective, trustworthy claims to consumers, on product-related sustainability information. They are applicable to all regions and companies of all sizes. A key, long term objective is to generate global consensus by creating a level playing field for developing new, and revising existing, product sustainability information. Ultimately, the Guidelines aim to empower consumers to make informed sustainable choices.


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Green Customs Guide to Multilateral Environmental Agreements
United Nations Environment Programme

This guide provides an overview of the multilateral environmental agreements, their requirements related to trade in environmentally sensitive substances and commodities, and the role of customs officers and border control officers in facilitating legal trade and preventing illegal trade. Hence, the customs and border control officers will know better what to look for, why they are looking for it, what the implications of uncontrolled or illegal trade are and whom to contact for more specialized assistance.


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Eco-i Manual: Eco Innovation Implementation Process
United Nations Environment Programme

The Eco-I manual introduces the methodology for the implementation of eco-innovation within small and medium sized companies in developing and emerging economies. The manual presents the core eco-innovation process and provides 54 activities to support organisations that provide professional consulting services to SMEs on the implementation of eco-innovation projects.


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