After a rigorous process of evidence gathering and consultation with interested stakeholders including 2 working group meetings, the revised criteria for tourist accommodation services and wood, cork and bamboo-based floor coverings were approved at a meeting of the Regulatory Committee of the EU Ecolabelling Board (EUEB) on 24th June 2016 in Brussels. The Regulatory Committee comprises representatives of the national governments of the European Economic Area (EEA).

The two sets of criteria will now go forward to the Council of the European Union for adoption. Once criteria are adopted they are published as a Commission Decision in the Official Journal (OJEU). It is at this point they become available for companies to apply against.

The draft tourist accommodation criteria, technical reports and minutes of the working group meetings are available on the website below.

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