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Good Environmental Choice "Bra Miljöval"

Good Environmental Choice "Bra Miljöval" logo

Referred to as "Good Green Buy" or "Good Environmental Choice" in English. This label focuses on fairly widely used products and services that have a major impact on the environment. The Nature Conservancy began with campaigns for unbleached paper, mercury-free batteries, and environmentally-adapted laundry detergent and has expanded to several other products and services.

Before a product or service is allowed to display the Good Environmental Choice ecolabel it must meet certain criteria.

It is not just consumer goods that affect the environment. Since factors such as travel and electricity consumption also have major environmental consequences, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation has included services in its eco-labelling program. It has criteria for passenger transport, goods transport and electricity supplies.

Learn more: Good Environmental Choice "Bra Miljöval" websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Good Environmental Choice "Bra Miljöval"'s standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)

Member of

GEN

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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

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

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  • 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

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1987

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Cleaning products Energy Forest products / Paper Appliances Other Textiles Transportation

Other categories: Car and home insurances, grocery stores,


Where this ecolabel is found
Denmark Finland Norway Sweden



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Last updated: 20 January 2012