The Design for the Environment Safer Product Labeling Program advances EPA's mission to protect human health and the environment. The program uses EPA's chemical knowledge and resources to carefully evaluate products and to label only those that have met the program's leadership standard. By allowing use of the logo on products, EPA empowers consumers and commercial purchasers to select safer, effective chemical products that do not sacrifice quality or performance—and are safer for people and the planet. Design for the Environment labels a variety of chemical-based products, like all-purpose cleaners, laundry detergents, and carpet and floor care products.
Learn more: Design for the Environment (DFE) website
Conformity with Design for the Environment (DFE)'s standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17021 Management system certification, ISO 17025 Testing and Calibration Laboratories, ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification, ISO 17020 - Inspection
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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label
Member of: This organization follows good government practices. Accreditation under these groups is not needed, but government organizations already have procedures in place for resolving conflicts, reaching out to interested stakeholders, and achieving consensus.
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Other categories: Inks, paints, holding tank treatments, conversion coatings, icemelt products, tire balancing products
Last updated: 25 June 2013