The Consumers and Environment category is currently composed of members 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 secretariat of the category is provided by the Various Interests' Group. The category has forged particularly close cooperation with the Farmers category.