The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) EcoLabel Standard Program provides a determination of the environmental performance of a manufacturer’s transaction and identification cards through a third-party ecolabeling certification program.
The current ICMA EcoLabel criteria include:
There are two levels of assurance: 1. Declared/Registered where the manufacturer registers and declares the card meets ICMA EcoLabel Standard Program criteria without third-party assessor verification; and 2. Verified/Certified, where the manufacturer registers and provides verification the card meets ICMA EcoLabel Standard Program criteria by a recognized third-party assessor.
The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) is an industry association of 200+ card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and other industry participants which promotes the card industry and the value of its products and services.
Learn more: ICMA EcoLabel Standard Program website
Conformity with ICMA EcoLabel Standard Program's standard is verified by it varies depending on the standard following ISO 17025 Testing and Calibration Laboratories, For biodegradability lab providing certification test to following: ASTM D 5338; ISO 14855-1; ISO 14855-2; ISO 16929 and ISO 20200
Certification / registration required
Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label
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Last updated: 26 May 2016