On 26 January 2021 the Dutch competition authority (ACM) published its revised draft sustainability guidelines (revised draft guidelines) which set out its approach to assessing the compatibility of sustainability initiatives with competition law. In addition, the ACM also published, in cooperation with the Greek competition authority, a joint economic report on the methods to quantify the efficiency gains of environmental sustainability initiatives (see the report here). With the publication of the first draft guidelines in July 2020, the Dutch competition authority has taken a progressive and leading stance in this European policy debate by offering more leeway for environmental sustainability initiatives (see for more background our earlier blog). The revised draft guidelines are
The Dutch Competition Authority confirms more leeway for environmental sustainability initiatives following its revised guidelines
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