The Consumers and Environment Category is currently composed of members who are all drawn from the Civil Society Organisations' Group (Group III), and most of whom represent consumer and environment organisations or are experts in these areas. Most of them are also members of the INT, TEN, SOC and ECO sections.
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. The category is a forum for participants to discuss the policies implemented in the countries they represent in the EESC.
The secretariat of the category is provided by the Civil Society Organisations' Group.