The Blue Angel was initiated by the German government and awarded by an independent Jury to products that are environmentally friendlier than others serving the same use.
Each label specifies that the product or service focuses on one of four different protection goals: health, climate, water, and resources.
The Blue Angel Standard is managed by four entities:
The Blue Angel promotes the concerns of both environmental protection and consumer protection. Therefore it is awarded to products and services which are particularly beneficial for the environment in an all-round consideration and which also fulfill high standards of occupational health and safety and fitness for use.
Learn more: Blue Angel website
Conformity with Blue Angel's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17011 Accreditation, ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification
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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label
Ministry of the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety
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Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Appliances Building products Cleaning products Electronics Forest products / Paper Machinery & Equipment Packaging Textiles Tourism Transportation Waste management & Recycling
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Australia Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Japan Korea, Republic of Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States South Africa
Last updated: 26 May 2016