Be environmentally conscious and choose ECO CABLE!
Cables are installed for years and therefore made to last. Prysmian Group's latest initiative ECO CABLE helps to make an environmentally conscious choice – choose cables that are durable but also have a lower environmental impact.
ECO CABLE is a new and transparent concept of environmental assessment. Sustainability is crucial and therefore we introduce ECO CABLE to support our customers’ environmental work. ECO CABLE, as a concept, is our promise to offer a range of cables that have a lower environmental impact.
Transparent cable assessment
ECO CABLE is Prysmian Group’s concept for measuring and making the environmental impact of our cables visible. ECO CABLE uses measurable and internationally recognised assessment criteria to determine a cable’s environmental impact. The ECO CABLE label is provided to cables that achieve a sufficiently high total score in relation to the six assessment criteria:
Calculated with a ‘cradle-to-gate’ approach and combined with other parameters to achieve a full ‘cradle-to-grave’ carbon footprint.
Substances of very high concern
ECO CABLE products must be free of substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction, or hazardous for the environment.
Recycling input rate
Confirms the presence of recycled material in a cable, both purchased from external suppliers and reused by Prysmian Group itself.
Applies to low-carbon enabling products, CPR-compliant cables, and cables used for green energy sources.
Environmental labels provide information about a product or service in terms of its overall environmental character, a specific environmental aspect, or different aspects. It’s possible to differentiate 3 types: I. labelling schemes, II. environmental claims that refer to an environmental aspect and III. independently verified and registered documents.
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Type I is a voluntary multi-criteria ecolabel program assessed by an independent third party who considers the life cycle impacts of a product. Awarded certification authorizes the use of environmental labels on products and indicates overall environmental preferability of a product within a product category. The awarding body may be either a governmental organization or a private non-commercial entity. Examples: EU Ecolabel, Nordic swan and German Blue Angel.
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Type II is a self-declared claim made by manufacturers or retailers without third-party auditing. Developed internally by companies, claims can take the form of a declaration, a logo, or a commercial. Prysmian Group’s ECO CABLE is currently type II label.
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Type III is an environmental product declaration consisting of quantified product information on the life cycle impacts. Instead of assessing or weighting the environmental performance of a product, this type of label only shows the objective data. For example, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) communicates transparent information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products but does not imply that the declared product is environmentally superior to alternatives — it is simply a transparent declaration of the life-cycle environmental impact.