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RECS International Quality Standard

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The 'RECS Good Practice' label certifies electricity from renewable sources as a product to be supplied and/or as a product to be consumed. Since electricity cannot be tracked in the electricity market the sources and the consumption must be certified. An auditing and verification process, based on tradeable green certificates, guarantees the quality of the product and excludes double selling and counting.

Information on carbon emissions based on an LCA and information on sustainability of the electricity source might be included.

Learn more: RECS International Quality Standard websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with RECS International Quality Standard's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following none

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

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

RECS International

Member of

Unknown

Type

Industry association

Also manages

None.


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

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2007

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Energy Other

Other categories: electricity


Where this ecolabel is found
Austria Germany Netherlands Norway Sweden Switzerland



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Last updated: 20 January 2012