Environmental Labelling, a value added for my company?

Wednesday 7th November 2018 from 11.30 to 12.30
Amphi A, Lilliad

The objective of this session is to provide feedback from European companies that have implemented an Environmental Labeling approach, specifying the methodologies they used (PEF, Label etc.).
The session will focus on companies’ benefits (economic added value, promotion of the brand…). It is also open to specialized association to discuss the consumers’ interest and perception regarding those challenges.


Michele Galatola,
Product Team Leader at European Commission – DG ENV, European Commission



LCA Expert, Dr. Galatola has been working since July 2010 within the Directorate-General for the Environment at the European Commission -Unit Environment and Industry, First coordinating the implementation of EU Ecolabel scheme and then leading the work related to environmental footprint methods development and their testing in collaboration with industry, member states and NGOs. Previously Dr.Galatola worked in the DG Research dealing with research planning and execution in the field of Environmental and Pollution Prevention.

Building awareness and capacity regarding the product environmental footprint (pef) in 4 mediterranean countries: egypt, lebanon, morocco and tunisia

Consultant, PRé Sustainability

Laura Golsteijn holds a PhD in Toxic Impact Modelling and an MSc in Biomedical Sciences. She is involved in the development of sustainability metrics and LCA impact assessment methodologies. Laura authored multiple scientific publications in the areas of toxicity and environmental impact. As a consultant at PRé, Laura works a.o. on life-cycle-related projects for SMEs and the European Commission. She was involved in many types of LCA studies, from simple screening LCAs to full ISO-compliant assessments, resulting in publications of EPDs and several long-term monitoring studies. Additionally, Laura is the lead trainer of PRé’s LCA and SimaPro training.

Let’s deploy environmental labelling

Raffaele DUBY,
SD Leader for Design & Offer, Décathlon

Sportsman since always, Raffaele DUBY, was able to associate his passion and his commitment by integrating Decathlon in 2009. With his team, He accompanies now all the teams of the offer and the conception on the sustainable development via the eco-innovation , environmental assessment and environmental labeling.
“Our role is to help teammates become Sustainable Development players and to act every day in line with their beliefs at Decathlon. “



David Asher
Director of publications, Cogiterra

Rich with a double training in chemistry and
computer science, David Ascher co-founded the publishing company Cogiterra in 2003 with Carine Seghier. Since then, he has been responsible for the publications “Actu-Environnement.com” and “Emploi-Environnement.com”, plus the “paper” magazine Environment & Technology in 2012