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This statement applies to content published on the domain: ‘’

It does not apply to other content or websites published on any of its subdomains. These websites and their content will have their own specific accessibility statement.

This website is managed by Unit B5 – Circular Economy and Sustainable Industry of the JRC Directorate B – Fair and Sustainable Economy. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible, including people with disabilities.

You should be able to:

  • zoom up to 200% without problems
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using a modern screen reader and speech recognition software (on your computer or phone)

This website is designed to comply with the technical standard for websites and mobile apps, EN 301 549, v.3.2.1. This closely follows level ‘AA’ of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with technical standard EN 301 549 v.3.2.1 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA. See ‘Non-accessible content’ for more details.

The website was last tested on December 5th 2023.

Preparation of this statement

This statement was prepared on December 12th 2023.

The statement is based on the review of a representative sample of web pages by self-assessment from the Joint Research Centre, using a combination of manual and automated testing following the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM).


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the European Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Bureau website (European IPPC Bureau website from now on). Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

We try to respond to feedback within 15 business days from the date of receipt of the enquiry by the responsible Commission department.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

European IPPC Bureau website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari browsers;
  • In combination with the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and TalkBack.

Technical specifications

The accessibility of European IPPC Bureau website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Non-accessible content

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the European IPPC Bureau website, we are aware of some limitations, which we are working to fix. Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions. Please contact us if you encounter an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for the European IPPC Bureau website:

  • Links: Some link text does not describe its purpose or destination. This means that the purpose of the field is sometimes unclear. We will be addressing this issue when creating new content.
  • Interactive maps: Interactive maps are not accessible to people with a vision impairment or users who rely on keyboard navigation.
  • PDF: Many PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader users.