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Singapore Green Label Scheme (SGLS)

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The Singapore Green Labeling Scheme (SGLS) aims to help the public identify environment-friendly products that meet certain eco-standards specified by the scheme and seeks to encourage the level of eco-consumerism in Singapore as well as to identify the growing demand for greener products in the market. The scheme hopes to encourage manufacturers to design and manufacture with the environment in mind.

It was launched in May 1992 by the Ministry of the Environment. It was handed over to the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) on 5 June 1999 and is currently under the authority of the SEC.

Learn more: Singapore Green Label Scheme (SGLS) websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Singapore Green Label Scheme (SGLS)'s standard is verified by our own organization (second party) following ISO 17011 Accreditation, ISO 17021 Management system certification, ISO 17025 Testing and Calibration Laboratories, ISO 19011 QMS and EMS auditing (and auditor qualifications), ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Singapore Environment 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. 1992

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Appliances Building products Buildings Cleaning products Electronics Energy Food Forest products / Paper Machinery & Equipment Textiles Tourism Transportation Waste management & Recycling Water


Where this ecolabel is found
Australia China Germany Indonesia Singapore Thailand Vietnam



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Last updated: 20 January 2012