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Österreichisches Umweltzeichen (Austrian Ecolabel)

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The Austrian Ecolabel addresses itself primarily to consumers but also to manufacturers and public procurement. The ecolabel provides consumers with guidance in order to choose products or services with least hazardous to the environment or health. The ecolabel draws the consumers attention to aspects of environment, health and quality (fitness for use).

Learn more: Österreichisches Umweltzeichen (Austrian Ecolabel) websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Österreichisches Umweltzeichen (Austrian Ecolabel)'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

Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Division: Environmental Management and Technology)

Member of

GEN

Type

Government

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. 1991

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Energy Other Tourism Forest products / Paper


Where this ecolabel is found
Austria



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Last updated: 20 January 2012