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EcoMark: Japan

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The Eco Mark program serves to promote environment-friendly lifestyles (ecological lifestyles) through wise product choices. A committee composed of academics, governments, consumer groups, and experts from various industries sets standards and carries out the certification. The Eco Mark is awarded to products with relatively less environmental impact compared to similar products, during their entire life cycle, from extracting and collecting the product materials, to the manufacturing, distribution, use and consumption, disposal, and recycling. After screening eco-friendly products submitted for approval by manufacturers, the JEA certifies and publicizes products qualifying for the Eco Mark.

The Eco Mark program is intended as a means of offering a choice of products with a lower environmental impact; however excess use of Eco Mark products does not lead to an environmentally sound society. Also, the Eco Mark program is not intended to protect the consumer's direct benefit such as product quality and safety.

Learn more: EcoMark: Japan websiteExternal Site

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

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

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

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Japan Environment Association

Member of

GEN, ISO

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.

Organization type: works with the Ministry of the Environment


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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. 1989

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Appliances Building products Cleaning products Electronics Forest products / Paper Textiles Other

Other categories: footwear, leather, clothes, bags, suitcases


Where this ecolabel is found
Japan



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Last updated: 3 April 2013