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SEE What You Are Buying Into

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SEE What You Are Buying Into is a labelling scheme for businesses that are open and honest about their Social, Environmental and Ethical (SEE) policies and practices.

To use the SEE Logo, a company completes the SEE Questionnaire, developed in collaboration with leading NGOs. Businesses guarantee the accuracy and veracity of their responses and publish them on the SEE What You Are Buying Into website for scrutiny, monitoring and comment by the public. Using Web 2.0 technology, the scheme is developing into a social movement.

Companies and citizens work together to drive improvement in SEE business responsibility.

Learn more: SEE What You Are Buying Into websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with SEE What You Are Buying Into's standard is verified by the company or organization applying for the label (first party).

Certification / registration required

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

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

SEE What You Are Buying Into Ltd

Member of

Unknown

Type

Other

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. 2009

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Appliances Building products Buildings Cleaning products Cosmetics / Personal care Electronics Energy Financial services Fish / Fisheries Food Forest products / Paper Health care services & equipment Machinery & Equipment Professional, scientific and technical services Textiles Tourism Transportation Waste management & Recycling Water Other

Other categories: The SEE scheme is designed to be relevant to any company, in any sector.


Where this ecolabel is found
United Kingdom



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Last updated: 28 August 2014