Standard Owner Benchmark - EUROPEAN COMMISSION

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The European Commission is the executive branch of the European Union (EU), responsible for proposing and implementing laws, policies, and initiatives that help to shape the future of the EU. The Commission is composed of one representative from each EU member state and is headed by a President.

The European Commission is responsible for a wide range of areas, including trade, economic policies, environmental regulations, energy policies, foreign affairs, justice, and human rights. It plays a crucial role in promoting and ensuring the free movement of goods, services, people, and capital across EU member states.

The Commission also oversees the EU's budget, ensuring that funds are used effectively and efficiently to support EU policies and programs. It works closely with other EU institutions, such as the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, to develop and implement policies and legislation that reflect the values and priorities of the EU.

In addition to its role in policy development and implementation, the European Commission is also responsible for enforcing EU laws and regulations, including competition law, environmental regulations, and consumer protection laws. It has the power to investigate and take legal action against companies or member states that violate EU laws, and to impose fines and other penalties as necessary.

Overall, the European Commission is a key institution in the EU, responsible for promoting and implementing policies and initiatives that help to shape the future of the EU and improve the lives of its citizens. Its work helps to ensure that the EU remains a strong and united force for economic, social, and environmental progress.

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This is a benchmark to help companies understand which standards should be part of a sustainable procurement plan. Further, the benchmark allows standard setting schemes, i.e. "Standard Owners", to benchmark their performance versus industry peers.