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EcoMark Africa

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The EcoMark Africa ecolabel is currently in development. It will consist of threshold criteria and indicators suitable for the African continent. The standard will be designed in such a way that existing standard systems may be benchmarked against it and accredited certifiers may use it to certify companies against it. In both cases operations that fulfil the requirements of the EMA standard may use the EMA eco-label.

With its certifiable standard, EMA will provide one continent-wide and cross-sectoral label to mark sustainably produced African products. EMA will encourage African producers to access the markets with sustainably produced goods and services. EMA will support in particular Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) to get certified and gain access to niche markets.

Learn more: EcoMark Africa websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with EcoMark Africa's standard is verified by unknown.

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

EMA

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2010

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Commodities Fish / Fisheries Food Forest products / Paper Tourism


Where this ecolabel is found
South Africa



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Last updated: 29 February 2012