EcolabelIndex

Ecomark: India

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A government operated seal of approval program for environmentally preferable consumer products.

To increase consumer awareness, the Government of India launched the eco-labelling scheme known as `Ecomark' in 1991 for easy identification of environment-friendly products.

The criteria follows a cradle-to-grave approach, i.e. from raw material extraction, to manufacturing, and to disposal. The Ecomark label is awarded to consumer goods that meet the specified environmental criteria and the quality requirements of Indian Standards.

Learn more: Ecomark: India websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Ecomark: India's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Bureau of Indian Standards

Member of

ISO

Type

Government

Also manages

None.

Member of: founder member of International organization for Standardization (ISO)


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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. 1991

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Appliances Building products Cleaning products Cosmetics / Personal care Food Forest products / Paper Packaging Textiles Other

Other categories: paper, leather, batteries, lubricating oils, wood substitutes, aerosol propellants, plastic products, fire extinguishers,


Where this ecolabel is found
India



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Last updated: 20 January 2012