Article 15 of the law on the fight against waste and the circular economy of 10 February 2020, known as the AGEC law, introduces an environmental display system for food products. This display is intended to provide consumers with information on a product's environmental characteristics and possibly its compliance with social criteria. The law also provides for an 18-month trial of environmental labelling for food products, the results of which will make it possible to establish the methodology and procedures for this labelling.
The EXPEROIL project is supported by the Fédération des Industries des Corps Gras (FNCG) and Terres Univia. Its operational implementation has been entrusted by the FNCG and Terres Univia to ITERG. It started in March 2021.
The aim of the project is to make it easier for vegetable oil producers to provide consumers with readable, reliable and objective environmental information, so that they can make choices that are more environmentally friendly. The FNCG and Terres Univia's motivations are :
- capitalising on an existing transparentsystem (the ACéVOIL tool) to help professionals with the environmental labelling of vegetable oils and oil-based products, with the aim of providing input for the experimental environmental labelling of food products,
- the evolution of this system to be in line with the current guidelines for environmental display,
- facilitating the implementation of environmental labelling of vegetable oils by vegetable oil producers, as well as of products formulated with vegetable oils by vegetable oil users (in a "responsible purchasing" or "sustainable supply" dynamic), and improving the environmental performance of the processes used to obtain vegetable oils (in an eco-design dynamic).
[1 ] Law n° 2020-105 of 10 February 2020 on the fight against waste and the circular economy: https: //www.legifrance.gouv.fr/loda/id/JORFTEXT000041553759/
Contact: Fabrice BOSQUE, Head of Environment and Ecoindustries, ITERG