The Consumers and Environment category is currently composed of 22 members, all of them drawn from the Various Interests' Group (Group III), and most of whom represent consumer and environment organisations or are experts in these areas.
The category’s main objective is to discuss documents proposed by the European Commission and to ensure that consumer rights and environmental protection are taken into consideration in all of the EESC’s work. It is a forum for participants to discuss the policies implemented in their own countries.
The category has appointed two spokespersons, namely the Spanish member Bernardo Hernández Bataller, Secretary General of the Association of Communication Users, for the "Consumers" part and the Irish member Cillian Lohan, CEO of the Green Economy Foundation, for the "Environment" part, both members of Group III.
The secretariat of the category is provided by the Various Interests' Group. The category has forged particularly close cooperation with the Farmers category.