EcolabelIndex

EU Ecolabel

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A voluntary scheme designed to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment and for European consumers - including public and private purchasers - to easily identify them.

Learn more: EU Ecolabel websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with EU Ecolabel's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17011 Accreditation, ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

Certification / registration required

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

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

European Commission, DG Environment

Member of

GEN

Type

Government

Also manages

None.

Member of: The European Union Ecolabelling Board (EUEB) is made up of the Competent Bodies from each Member State and the interested parties that form the Consultation Forum. The EUEB, in collaboration with the Commission, is responsible for developing, publishing and promoting criteria for product groups in order to minimise the environmental impacts of a wide range of products and services over their whole life-cycle.


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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. 1992

Classification | Who, what, where

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

Other categories: campsite services, bed mattresses, footwear


Where this ecolabel is found
Albania Australia Austria Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Canada Chile China Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Egypt Estonia Faroe Islands Finland France Germany Greece Greenland Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Ireland Israel Italy Japan Korea, Republic of Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia Malta Morocco Netherlands New Zealand Norway Peru Poland Portugal Romania Russian Federation Serbia Slovakia Slovenia South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom United States



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Last updated: 26 May 2016