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Korean Ecolabel

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The Korea Eco-Products Institute carries out various operations related to improvement in eco-products and product environmental friendliness by setting up the eco-product standards, building an evaluation system, offering eco-products & environmental trend information to the public, facilitating production of eco-products, and constructing the eco-product consumption system.

Learn more: Korean Ecolabel websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Korean Ecolabel's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17025 Testing and Calibration Laboratories

Certification / registration required

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

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute

Member of

GEN

Type

Government

Also manages

None.

Organization type: subsidiary organization of 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. 1992

Classification | Who, what, where

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

Other categories: fishing lures, car tires, jewelry, shoes


Where this ecolabel is found
Korea, Republic of



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Last updated: 17 March 2014