Setting the sustainability agenda for the cycling industry

In March 2020, Cycling Industries Europe and the CONEBI joined forces to create the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Expert Group, focusing on the key areas where we, the cycling industry, can improve the CSR and sustainability of our products including, but not limited to, environmental footprint, responsible sourcing, end-of-life treatment, material use, consumer safety and transparency, contributing to the circular economy.

With Europe’s target to become a climate neutral continent by 2050, the EU Green Deal emphasizes the key focus on climate change of European, and global, agendas, adding to the Paris Agreement’s goal to reduce heating of the planet and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

CIE-CONEBI Expert Group will monitor EU legislation in the chosen fields to inform industry partners and be able to give the industry’s view to the European Institutions before legislation is passed. The work of the EG will be based on an agreed point of collaboration on a shared vision and a common approach going forward which can lead to concrete action and projects. Opportunities for incentives/funding from the EU to finance activities will be explored.

2020-2023 Priorities

  • Priority Group on Circular Economy: Use of Recycled Materials

  • Priority Group on CO2 Footprint: Life Cycle Assessment, CSR Qualification Tools of Bicycles

  • Priority Group on Supply Chain Responsibility: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials

  • Priority Group on Strategy

Latest news

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Urban mobility stakeholders united in calling for an ambitious European Cycling Declaration

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30 Jun 2023

Five takeaways from Eurobike 2023

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18 Oct 2022

State of the Union 2022 speech shows EU must embrace solutions offered by more cycling

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This group is a membership-driven initiative which works together with the support of the CIE and CONEBI Secretariat. Membership is open to all Cycling Industries Europe and CONEBI members who have expertise in this field and are ready to engage themselves in the work of the group.


The European leadership group will drive forward the industry's sustainability agenda by sharing best practice, liaising with key experts of the field and actively monitoring EU legislation to be able to react and give the industry’s view to the European Institutions before legislation is passed. Issues can be discussed and dealt with in an industry wide forum, saving you time and providing greater efficiency. If you don’t have dedicated resource in your organisation you will still benefit from industry guidelines and best practice on the topic.

Join the CSR & Sustainability Expert Group