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Hong Kong Green Label (HKGLS)

Hong Kong Green Label (HKGLS) logo

The HKGLS is an independent, non-profit-making and voluntary scheme for the certification of environmentally preferable products launched in December 2000 by Green Council (GC).

The scheme sets environmental standards and awards "Green Label" to products that are qualified regarding their environment performance. As with all eco-labelling programs, the aim is to encourage manufacturers to supply products with good environmental performance and provide a convenient means for consumers to recognise products that are more environmentally responsible, thus promoting a more sustainable pattern of consumption.

Learn more: Hong Kong Green Label (HKGLS) websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Hong Kong Green Label (HKGLS)'s standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17025 Testing and Calibration Laboratories, ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

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

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Green Council

Member of

GEN

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. 2000

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products Cleaning products Electronics Health care services & equipment Appliances Machinery & Equipment Other Textiles


Where this ecolabel is found
China Hong Kong India Taiwan



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Last updated: 20 January 2012