SME Chamber

Consultation: Environment Policy

 Nearly every business bears or creates costs associated with the environment – from energy use, vehicle use or disposal of waste – many of which can be reduced profitably.  Many businesses also benefit or bear costs from environment policy. A large part of the environment policy affecting businesses is shaped in the European Union.  The European Commissioner for the Environment and his team want to shape your laws and support schemes so that they benefit your business and the local and global environment at the same time.


To do this successfully, we need feedback from business about the ways in which you can benefit from changes to policy. This consultation, which is aimed at all businesses, is designed to gather some of that feedback.  This covers topics about input efficiency, energy use, your sources of information and motivation to change, effectiveness of policy, administrative costs from environment-related policy, liabilities and sales of green products. The answers will be used by the Commission and national governments to inform the design and revision of policy – especially policies to support business in their efforts to become more efficient and reduce their harm to the environment. The shape of these policies, for example how funds are best allocated through support schemes, will be influenced by the information provided.

To participate in this consultation a business must become member of the European Business Test Panel

What is the EBTP?

The European Business Test Panel (EBTP) is a unique tool allowing the European Commission to obtain direct feedback from businesses on Commission legislative proposals or initiatives likely to have an impact on businesses. The EBTP is composed of around 3.600 companies of different sizes and sectors located in all EU Member States. Companies selected as EBTP members reply to online questionnaires sent to them by the European Commission on a regular basis. Compared to other forms of consultation, the EBTP aims at being fully representative and focuses on consulting businesses throughout Europe.

The EBTP is entirely Internet based, using the on-line consultation tools developed under the Interactive Policy Making (IPM) initiative. This survey mechanism allows the consultation process to be fast and efficient, and the results of consultations can be made available to both participants and policy makers more quickly.

If you want to register as a member, all you have to do is to contact MEUSAC on 22003300 and provide basic information on your business to the Commission by filling in a registration form. Of course, this information will be dealt with strictly confidentially

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The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.

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