EcolabelIndex

All ecolabels in Germany

Alphabetical index of 102 ecolabels.

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4C Association logo

4C Association

The 4C Association is a multi-stakeholder organization that brings together actors that are committed to addressing the sustainability issues of the coffee sector in a pre-competitive manner. The members of the 4C Association include coffee farmers (both big and small), traders (importers and exporters), industry players (coffee roasters and retailers) and civil society (non-governmental organizations, …

AISE Charter for Sustainable Cleaning logo

AISE Charter for Sustainable Cleaning

The Charter for Sustainable Cleaning is a voluntary initiative for the European soap, detergent, and maintenance products industry, managed by the Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE). The aim is to encourage the whole industry to undertake continual improvement in terms of sustainability and also to encourage consumers to adopt more sustainable ways of doing their washing, …

Arge TQ logo

Arge TQ

A guide and rating system resulting in a certificate for the assessment of building quality, in terms of Summary project description and issue level results of the evaluation:

  • Resource Consumption
  • Environmental Loadings
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Durability
  • Safety and Security
  • Quality of the design process
  • Quality of the construction …

Audubon International

Audubon International's environmental and sustainability education and certification programs require individuals responsible for the membership type to meet specific environmental or sustainability performance requirements. Standards currently exist for communities, neighborhoods, new land developments, land development renovations, schools, businesses, golf courses, and lodging facilities.



BASF Eco-Efficiency logo

BASF Eco-Efficiency

BASF SE has developed a label for products that have been evaluated by an Eco-Efficiency Analysis. The awarding of the label is dependent on demanding requirements: After conclusion of the analysis a third party evaluation (peer review) is requested. Furthermore, publication of the results of the analysis will be undertaken via internet.

The label can be carried on for three years. After …

BIO Hotels logo

BIO Hotels

This certification covers organic and regional products in Hotels.

BIO Hotels uses only organic certified products that meet the standard of Bioland or similar ecolabels. Up to three exceptions are allowed.

For wild harvesting exceptions are generally allowed but the product must be sustainably certified. For beverage the standard is also only organic quality. Up to three exceptions …

Biokreis logo

Biokreis

The Biokreis is a non-governmental organisation. Its goals are:

  • to help farmers to grow organically,
  • to bring farmers and manufacturers together - regionally and on a fair basis,
  • to promote organic agriculture,
  • to inform consumers about organic agriculture and a healthy lifestyle.


Bioland logo

Bioland

Based on the organic-biological method the Bioland farmers gave themselves organic farming standards, which they continuously maintained, adapted and developed, so that it now includes all aspects of a modern ecological agricultural production, animal husbandry as well as food processing. All Bioland members and contract partners submit to the Bioland inspection system. The compliance with the Bioland …

Bio-Siegel logo

Bio-Siegel

All agricultural products produced according to the requirements outlined in the EU Regulation on Organic Farming , as referenced in the German Organic Food Labelling Act, are permitted to use the Bio-Siegel label.

At least 95% of of the agricultural ingredients contained in processed products must come from organic production.



Bio Suisse logo

Bio Suisse

Indicates fully organic, produced in Switzerland.

More than 90% of the raw materials come from Switzerland.



Blue Angel logo

Blue Angel

The Blue Angel was initiated by the German government and awarded by an independent Jury to products that are environmentally friendlier than others serving the same use.

Each label specifies that the product or service focuses on one of four different protection goals: health, climate, water, and resources.

The Blue Angel Standard is managed by four entities:

  1. The …

bluesign® standard logo

bluesign® standard

The bluesign® standard brings together the entire textile manufacturing chain to jointly reduce the ecological footprint of a responsibly acting textile industry. Instead of focusing on finished product testing, the bluesign® standard analyzes all input streams – from raw materials to chemical components, to resources – with a sophisticated “Input Stream Management” process. Prior to production, …

BREEAM logo

BREEAM

BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is an environmental assessment method for buildings around the world.

BREEAM provides clients, developers, designers and others with

  • market recognition for low environmental impact buildings
  • assurance that best environmental practice is incorporated into a building
  • inspiration to find innovative solutions that …

Bundesverband Deutscher Fertigbau (BDF) logo

Bundesverband Deutscher Fertigbau (BDF)

Certification of buildings according to criteria including the environment and health.



C.A.F.E. Practices logo

C.A.F.E. Practices

Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices evaluates, recognizes and rewards producers of high-quality sustainably grown coffee for Starbucks stores. C.A.F.E. Practices is a green coffee sourcing guideline with third-party evaluation. C.A.F.E. Practices seeks to ensure that Starbucks sources sustainably grown and processed coffee by evaluating the economic, social and environmental aspects of …

Carbon Reduction Label logo

Carbon Reduction Label

The Carbon Reduction Label is a public commitment that the carbon footprint of a product or service has been measured and certified and the owner of the product or service has committed to reduce that footprint over the following two years. The footprint that has been calculated will have been rigorously measured and be comparable based on the PAS2050 standard and Footprint Expert™. This will …

Certified Natural Cosmetics logo

Certified Natural Cosmetics

The makers of the products marked with the BDIH "Certified Natural Cosmetics" seal use natural raw material such as plant oils, fats and waxes, herbal extracts and essential oils and aromatic materials from controlled biological cultivation or controlled biological wild collection.

In addition to the careful selection of raw materials, the ecological impact of each product plays an …

Compostability Mark of European Bioplastics logo

Compostability Mark of European Bioplastics

Enables compostable products to be identified by a unique mark and channeled for recovery of their constituent materials in specially developed processes.

The Compostability Mark thus conveys product information to waste-disposal plant operators and product image to consumers.



Compostable: Biodegradable Products Institute Label logo

Compostable: Biodegradable Products Institute Label

The BPI's Compostable Logo identifies products that meet ASTM D6400 (for plastics) or ASTM D6868 (for fibre based applications) and will compost satisfactorily in large scale composting facilities.



Compost Label RAL logo

Compost Label RAL

The Compost Quality Assurance Organization was founded in order to monitor the quality of compost and digestate products. Through quality control and support of the producers of compost and digestate products in the marketing and application sectors, the organization aims to promote composting and anaerobic digestion as a key element of a sustainable biowaste management.

Bundesgütemeinschaft …

Cotton Made in Africa

Cotton made in Africa is an initiative by the Aid by Trade Foundation and follows the principles of a Social Business helping people to help themselves by means of trade.

The initiative operates in accordance with sound business methods to improve the conditions of life of a large number of African cotton farmers. The initiatives approach bases on agricultural trainings to further sustainable …

Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) Products Program logo

Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) Products Program

The Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) Products Program provides a company with a means to demonstrate efforts in eco-intelligent design. Cradle to Cradle Certification is a third-party sustainability label that requires achievement across multiple attributes:

  • use materials that are safe for human health and the environment through all use phases
  • product and system design for …

CSRR Quality Standard logo

CSRR Quality Standard

The Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Research (CSRR) Quality Standard certifies research corporations that undertake CSR Research.

These companies deliver profiles and ratings to the SRI (Social Responsible Investment sector). One of the requirements for passing the standard is covering system or group factors such as quality management systems, HR and complaint management.

They …

Danish Indoor Climate Label logo

Danish Indoor Climate Label

The Danish Indoor Climate label is a tool for development and selection of indoor air quality friendly products and better understanding of the impact of products and materials on the indoor air quality in buildings.



Delinat Bio Garantie logo

Delinat Bio Garantie

Delinat Bio Garantie is a product label for the company Delinat, which makes wine from controlled organic production. The Delinat standards are centered around the concept of "biodiversity" and go beyond the general organic standards to include social requirements.

The following requirements must be met:

-all organic-certified grapes

-biological management of the entire …

Deutsches Güteband Wein (DLG) logo

Deutsches Güteband Wein (DLG)

The DLG quality label German Ribbon of Quality for Wine (Deutsches Güteband Wein) sets quality standards for wine that go beyond the statutory requirements. In addition to sensory demands made of the wine, the label also covers requirements regarding wine growing and further processing of the wine. Wine growing must be pursued in an environmentally sound manner, with restricted use of pesticides, …

DGNB Certificate logo

DGNB Certificate

The DGNB Certification System was developed by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) together with the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building, and Urban Affairs (BMVBS) to be used as a tool for the planning and evaluation of buildings in a comprehensive quality perspective. It is designed as a rating system and covers all relevant topics of sustainable construction.

Awards within …

DIN-Geprüft logo

DIN-Geprüft

Certification mark for Additives (e.g. printing inks, colours, adhaesives etc.) used for compostable products on basis of EN 13432 / ASTM 6400)

also for compostable products e.g. packaging



Dolphin Safe / Dolphin Friendly logo

Dolphin Safe / Dolphin Friendly

The Earth Island Institute monitors tuna companies around the world to ensure the tuna is caught by methods that do not harm dolphins and protect the marine ecosystem. In order for tuna to be considered “Dolphin Safe”, it must meet the following standards: 1. No intentional chasing, netting or encirclement of dolphins during an entire tuna fishing trip; 2. No use of drift gill nets to catch …

DUBOkeur

In 2004 NIBE developed a quality label to compare the environmental friendliness of multiple building products. The DUBOkeur® label is meant to certify the best choices of a product in the fields of environmental and health.

In order to do this, the environmental impact of a product in relationship to other products is tested through NIBE’s Twin-model. The most eco-friendly product is …

EarthCheck logo

EarthCheck

EarthCheck is a benchmarking certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, EarthCheck have helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and play. EarthCheck's approach has been to help operators break resource challenges into manageable actions that can be taken forward by management …

Ecocert logo

Ecocert

Ecocert is a certification body for sustainable development. It is an inspection and certification body established in France by agronomists aware of the need to develop environmentally friendly agriculture and of the importance of offering some form of recognition to those committed to this method of production. From its creation, Ecocert is specialized in the certification of organic agricultural …

eco-INSTITUT logo

eco-INSTITUT

With substantial emission and toxicological testing living up to more than just the legal specifications, eco-Institut supplies clients a reliable and significant label for building products and textiles without any health hazards.



Ecoproof logo

Ecoproof

The label is for textiles, especially textiles made from cotton. The products have to meet certain criteria throughout their entire life cycle, including environmental performance, the abolition of child labour and a reduction of negative effects on human health.



Eco-Schools logo

Eco-Schools

A programme for environmental management and certification, and sustainable development education, for schools.



EKOenergy logo

EKOenergy

EKOenergy is a label for electricity, managed by the European EKOenergy network, a network of more than 30 environmental NGOs from over 20 European countries. The EKOenergy label is the only electricity label which has resulted from a pan-European consultation process, which works on the whole European market and which is recognized by stakeholders in all European countries. The first EKOenergy …

EPEAT logo

EPEAT

EPEAT is a global rating system for greener electronics. Using EPEAT (“Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool”), purchasers in 43 countries can evaluate, compare and select electronics based on environmental attributes. EPEAT currently includes categories for PCs and Displays, Televisions, and Imaging Equipment (printers, copiers, scanners, multifunction devices, fax machines and mailing …

EU Ecolabel logo

EU Ecolabel

A voluntary scheme designed to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment and for European consumers - including public and private purchasers - to easily identify them.



European Green

European Green is a label for green electricity based on Guarantees of Origin (GoOs). It is meant to support the transition of European energy supply systems into one unified, interconnected and sustainable energy system so that a sustainable, ecologically sound and future oriented energy supply system for Europe can be established.

European Green incorporates a blend of several renewable …

Fair Flowers Fair Plants logo

Fair Flowers Fair Plants

European initiative to encourage production of flowers and plants in a sustainable manner respecting people and the environment.



Fairtrade logo

Fairtrade

Fairtrade is an ethical trade system that puts people first. Fairtrade offers farmers and workers in developing countries a better deal, and the opportunity to improve their lives and invest in their future. Fairtrade gives consumers the opportunity to help reduce poverty and instigate change through everyday shopping.

When a product carries the FAIRTRADE Certification Mark, it means the …

FairWertung logo

FairWertung

FairWertung - the German Fair Recycling Federation - is a network of non-profit organisations and social enterprises (many of them church-related) that comply with criteria laid down by FairWertung for a fair collection and marketing of second-hand clothes. FairWertung also has its own label which can be identified easily.

Organisations committing themselves to fulfilling these criteria …

FairWild logo

FairWild

FairWild aims to provide a worldwide framework for implementing a sustainable, fair and value-added management and trading system for wild-collected natural ingredients and products thereof.

FairWild offers a Total Quality Management System to assure buyers that FairWild Certified products are sourced and produced in a socially and ecologically sound way.

FairWild encourages sustainable …

Flower Label Program (FLP) logo

Flower Label Program (FLP)

Flower Label Program (FLP) is an association carried by human rights organisations, trade unions, flower traders and producers. It guarantees socially and environmentally responsible conditions in worldwide flower production by using the instrument of certification. Producers who produce according to the criteria of FLP standard may sell their flowers with the so called "flower label". This one …

Flybe Aircraft Ecolabel logo

Flybe Aircraft Ecolabel

Flybe, which is Europe’s largest regional airline, and which has invested over $2 billion in new, environmentally sensitive aircraft over the last two years, has become the first airline in the world to introduce an aircraft eco-labelling scheme. The scheme is in response to the Stern Report’s call for ‘labelling’ to help consumers and businesses make sound decisions. Under the scheme, …

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification logo

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.

FSC® chain of custody (CoC) tracks FSC certified material through the production process - from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution. Only FSC CoC …

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Forest Management Certification logo

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Forest Management Certification

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.

As forest managers or owners, FSC® Certification is a way of ensuring that your careful and long-term forest management is recognized. Certification is voluntary. It involves an inspection of the forest management by an independent …

Friend of the Sea logo

Friend of the Sea

Friend of the Sea Approved Fisheries:

  • target stocks which are not overexploited
  • use fishing methods which don't impact the seabed, and
  • generate less than average 8% discards.


GEO Certified logo

GEO Certified

GEO is a stakeholder-funded, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to helping the global golf community establish leadership in environmental enhancement and corporate responsibility.

GEO Certified is an ecolabel for golf development and course / club management.



GEV-Emicode logo

GEV-Emicode

Flooring installation materials labelled with the GEV sign EMICODE EC1 ;very low emission; grant the greatest possible protection against indoor air pollution.



Global Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) logo

Global Good Agricultural Practice (GAP)

Global G.A.P. is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe. The aim is to establish one standard for Good Agricultural Practice with different product applications capable of fitting to the whole of global agriculture.

The standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by …

Global Organic Textile Standard logo

Global Organic Textile Standard

COMPREHENSIVE RULES FOR ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE TEXTILE PRODUCTION

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed with the aim to unify the various existing standards and draft standards in the field of eco textile processing and to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally …

GoodWeave logo

GoodWeave

GoodWeave is working to end child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia. Through its monitoring and inspections program, GoodWeave is helping to combat the problem of exploitative child labor and to transform the handmade rug industry by certifying child-labor-free rugs and providing education and opportunities to rescue at-risk children.

The …

Green Dot / Der Grüner Punkt / Grønt Punkt logo

Green Dot / Der Grüner Punkt / Grønt Punkt

The Green Dot symbol identifies products whose producers are members of the industry-funded system of recycling consumer good packaging.

The Green Dot scheme is covered under the European "Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive - 94/62/EC.

The Green Dot does not convey any particular environmental attributes of the product itself.



Green Globe Certification logo

Green Globe Certification

The Green Globe Standard facilitates responsible and sustainable environmental and social activity; and improved environmental and social outcomes for travel and tourism operations.

The Green Globe Standard is a structured assessment of the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses and their supply chain partners. Businesses can monitor improvements and document achievements …

GREENGUARD

Acquired in 2011, GREENGUARD Certification is now provided by UL Environment, a divison of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). GREENGUARD Certification helps manufacturers create -- and helps buyers identify -- interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage. All certified products must meet stringent emissions standards based on established chemical …

Green Shape logo

Green Shape

Green Shape is VAUDE’s label for products that feature special ecological manufacturing. The criteria for this label are that only products made of at least 90% organic cotton or recycled materials, colored using the VAUDE ecolour dyeing process or made to conform to the textile standard bluesign® earn the Green Shape quality label.



GUT logo

GUT

The aim of GUT is to improve continuously all environmental and consumer protection aspects throughout the life cycle of a textile floor covering (from production to installation, to use phase and recycling).



HAND IN HAND logo

HAND IN HAND

Private fairtrade program of the company Rapunzel Naturkost GmbH which is a supplier of organic products.

From the very beginning of dealing with producers from the Southern countries (the so-called developing countries) not only the quality of the organic products but also the quality of the cooperation with the producers was important for us.

The primary aim of Rapunzel Naturkost …

HKN NEU100

HKN NEU100 is a label/standard for green electricity based on Guarantees of Origin (GoOs). HKN NEU100 is intended to promote new production facilities for renewable energy sources and to help ensure that the expanding reservoir of renewable energy production facilities is actually incorporated into the energy supply system and its development.

100% of the GoOs used come from new facilities …

IBU Type III Environmental Declaration (IBU Environmental Product Declaration) logo

IBU Type III Environmental Declaration (IBU Environmental Product Declaration)

This is a Type III declaration for building products. It is based on ISO 14025 as well as ISO 21930 and EN 15804 and declares environmental information on a pass/fail basis. It is meant to identify properties of building products that are relevant to the environmental performance of buildings, and it is based on a Life Cycle Assessment.

There are currently 96 declaration holders that together …

ICMA EcoLabel Standard Program logo

ICMA EcoLabel Standard Program

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) EcoLabel Standard Program provides a determination of the environmental performance of a manufacturer’s transaction and identification cards through a third-party ecolabeling certification program.

The current ICMA EcoLabel criteria include:

  • Reduced materials (minimum of 25%),
  • Recycled content (minimum 25% threshold),
  • Compostable …

Indoor Air Comfort logo

Indoor Air Comfort

Eurofins "Indoor Air Comfort" product certification is an innovative tool for showing compliance with low VOC emission requirements from construction products and furniture of all relevant European specifications on two levels: Standard level "Indoor Air Comfort - certified product" shows compliance of product emissions with all legal specifications issued by authorities in the European Union. Higher …

International Organic and Natural Cosmetics Corporation BDIH Standard logo

International Organic and Natural Cosmetics Corporation BDIH Standard

The aim of the BDIH Standard is to define the term natural cosmetics in a factually correct and comprehensible way and to create transparency to benefit the consumer. In addition, it is intended to allow fair competition between the manufacturers and distributors of natural cosmetics. The standard specifies requirements relating to how the ingredients used in the cosmetics should be obtained and …

Label STEP logo

Label STEP

The fair trade label STEP is awarded to handmade carpet dealers who commit to fair trade standards, including ensuring fair conditions of production; paying fair prices to ensure fair wages; fighting abusive child labour; promoting ecologically viable production methods; and authorizing independent verification.

The label is not applied to individual products but to import companies and …

Leaping Bunny logo

Leaping Bunny

Companies certified through the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics' (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program make a voluntary pledge to eliminate animal testing from all stages of product development. The companies’ ingredient suppliers make the same pledge and the result is a product guaranteed to be 100 percent free of new animal testing. All Leaping Bunny companies must recommit to the program …

M1 Emission Classification of Building Materials logo

M1 Emission Classification of Building Materials

EMISSION CLASSIFICATION OF BUILDING MATERIALS (M1) The aim of the classification is to enhance the development and use of low-emitting building materials so that material emissions do not increase the requirement for ventilation. The classification presents requirements for the materials used in ordinary work spaces and residences. For air-handling components there is a separate Cleanliness Classification …

Marine Stewardship Council logo

Marine Stewardship Council

The MSC fisheries standard has 3 overarching principles that every fishery must prove that it meets:

Principle 1: Sustainable fish stocks The fishing activity must be at a level which is sustainable for the fish population. Any certified fishery must operate so that fishing can continue indefinitely and is not overexploiting the resources.

Principle 2: Minimising environmental impact Fishing …

National Programme of Environmental Assessment and Ecolabelling in the Slovak Republik (NPEHOV) logo

National Programme of Environmental Assessment and Ecolabelling in the Slovak Republik (NPEHOV)

National environmental labelling scheme - Environmental friendly product- is adapted by Act No.469/2002 on environmental labelling of products as amended by later provisions.

Its aim is to promote development of production and consumption of products that have impact on lowering of negative impacts on environment, energy consumption and consumption of raw material and hazardous substances, …

Natrue-Label logo

Natrue-Label

The Natrue-Label is a guarantee for cosmetic products. Their goal is to promote and protect natural beauty and skin care products. Any product with the Natrue label is intended to be as natural as possible, using natural and organic ingredients, soft manufacturing processes and environmentally friendly practices.



Naturemade logo

Naturemade

Symbol for renewable energy sources and applications.

Has two levels: Naturemade Star (ecological energy) and Naturemade Basic (renewable energy)

Programme is supported by environmental and consumer organizations, renewable energy associations, major energy consumers and large, medium and small energy suppliers and producers.



natureplus logo

natureplus

Natureplus is an international label of quality for sustainable building and accommodation products, tested for health, environmental-friendliness and functionality.

The label’s primary aim is to provide consumers as well as architects, tradesmen, building companies and all those involved in construction, with a reliable orientation aid towards sustainable products i.e. environmentally-friendly …

Naturland e.V. logo

Naturland e.V.

Naturland –Association for organic agriculture is a private certification body and an organic farmers association. Since 1982 Naturland promotes organic agriculture throughout the world and is currently active in 50 countries (state of December 2010). With its 53,000 farmers and over 500 manufacturers as Naturland partners, it is one of the major organic farming associations.

Naturland …

NATURTEXTIL Best logo

NATURTEXTIL Best

"Naturtextil BEST" is a holistic standard. It values environmental and social criteria along the whole textile pruduction chain. Main requirements are: 100% certified organic fibers, restricted fiber prosessing methods (bleaching, chlorination, mercerization etc.), limited range of dyes and auxiliaries, no input of hazardous substances (e.g. formaldehyde, PCP, TCP, heavy metals, AOX and many more), …

Neuland

Das Neuland-Zeichen kennzeichnet Fleisch und Fleischprodukte, die aus einer artgerechten und umweltschonenden Nutztierhaltung stammen. Die Kennzeichnung beruht auf Richtlinien, die Kriterien über die Haltung, Fütterung, Transport etc. enthalten. Der Schwerpunkt der Richtlinien liegt auf einer artgerechten Tierhaltung.



Oeko-Tex Standard 100 logo

Oeko-Tex Standard 100

The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production.

The certification covers multiple human-ecological attributes, including harmful substances which are prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals which are known to be harmful to health, but are not officially forbidden, and …

ÖkoControl logo

ÖkoControl

The ÖkoControl Label is given to furniture, bedding or mattresses made of natural, sustainable materials after strict tests made by independent and accredited test laboratories. It's a label guaranting the low output of dangerous emissions.



OK Power logo

OK Power

Öko-Institut, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Germany and the Consumer Agency NRW have set up the association ‘EnergieVision e.V.’, which issues the ‘ok-power’ label in Germany.



Paper Profile logo

Paper Profile

Paper profile is environmental product declaration for professional paper buyers. Paper Profile enables the paper buyer to make well informed product choices, by presenting figures on essential environmental parameters in an uniformed way for specific products. It is a voluntary environmental product declaration scheme developed and provided by leading paper producers.



Passivhaus logo

Passivhaus

PassivHaus is a certification for super-energy efficient buildings meeting the code developed by the PassivHaus Institute in Germany, and administered in Canada, Germany, UK and US.

A Passive House is a very well-insulated, virtually air-tight building that is primarily heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains from people, electrical equipment, etc. Energy losses are minimized. …

Processed Chlorine Free logo

Processed Chlorine Free

Processed Chlorine Free (PCF) audits require a chain of custody for all raw materials, measures the impact of a manufacturing process on the environment: water and energy use, chemistry, carbon gas releases, reviews environmental policy and permit compliance, reviews ethical management practices and compliance, financial performance, product stewardship, public information, funding of research and …

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes logo

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. It works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with …

Rainforest Alliance Certified logo

Rainforest Alliance Certified

The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal ensures that a product comes from a farm or forest operation that meets comprehensive standards that protect the environment and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities. Products that carry the green frog seal include coffee, tea, chocolate, fruit, ready to drink beverages and juices, flowers, paper and tissue products, …

RECS International Quality Standard logo

RECS International Quality Standard

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 …

RenewablePLUS

RenewablePLUS is a label for green electricity based on Guarantees of Origin. It features a guaranteed investment either in completely new facilities and/or in expanding existing facilities and/or in environmental measures related to renewable energy production.

RenewablePLUS is climate neutral, which means that all related greenhouse gas emissions are offset by use of emission reduction …

SCS FloorScore® logo

SCS FloorScore®

FloorScore® is a certification for commercial and residential hard-surface flooring products and flooring adhesives. Developed in conjunction with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute, products must comply with indoor air quality and VOC emission requirements set by California Section 01350, and meet rigorous quality management standards in manufacturing. Certification and documentation help …

SFC Member Seal logo

SFC Member Seal

The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) Member Seal is a label representing those companies which have made a public and verifiable commitment to sustainability and to improvement. These companies are involved in the home furnishings industry. The Exemplary status is voluntary - all members make a public & verifiable commitment to sustainability, to transparency, and to continuous improvement.



Singapore Green Label Scheme (SGLS) logo

Singapore Green Label Scheme (SGLS)

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 …

SMaRT Consensus Sustainable Product Standards logo

SMaRT Consensus Sustainable Product Standards

Sustainable Materials Rating Technology or SMaRT, is the consensus sustainable products standard and label for building products, fabric, apparel, textile & flooring, covering over 80% of the world’s products with environmental, social, & economic criteria.

It is the result of 17 years of standardization with six national votes of consensus approvals involving thousands of professionals.

SMaRT …

Spiel Gut logo

Spiel Gut

The label indicates that a toy has been tested in accordance with the following criteria: play value, material, workmanship, durability, safety, child-adequate size, quantity and design, quality of user instructions, suitability for different age groups etc. Environmental aspects are also considered such as detailed controls on pollutants such as cadmium, PVC and softeners.



Sustainable Agricultural Network logo

Sustainable Agricultural Network

The SAN awards the Rainforest Alliance Certified eco-label to farms (not companies or products). Farmers may apply for certification for all land in production and companies may request that all of their source farms be certified.

Certifies farms for coffee, bananas, cocoa, orange, pineapple, flower and fern farms according to environmental and social standards.

Some smaller …

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) logo

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

The SFI program has on-product labels to help customers and consumers identify exactly what they are buying: three SFI chain of custody labels and one SFI certified sourcing label.

  • SFI chain of custody labels allow the use of fiber from certified forests, certified sourcing, and post-consumer recycled material. All of these terms are defined in the SFI Definitions (Section 13 of …

TCO Certified logo

TCO Certified

TCO Certified is an international sustainability certification for IT products and includes a wide range of criteria ensuring that the manufacturing, use and recycling of IT products is carried out with regard to environmental and social responsibility.

TCO Certified combines requirements for social responsibility at the facilities where the product is manufactured, user safety and ergonomic …

Totally Chlorine Free logo

Totally Chlorine Free

We believe that no matter where a product is being manufactured that we can measure the impacts on the environment using a on a Sustainability Index = Environmental Policy + Environmental Management + Mill Process + Forestry Certification + Environmental Risk Management + Product Stewardship + Public Information + Environmental Compliance + Employee Recognition. We also know that by eliminating …

TÜV Rheinland Certified

TÜV Rheinland is a leading international technical service provider. Our goal is to be the world’s best independent provider of technical services for testing, inspection, certification, consultation and training.

TÜV Rheinland provides services and certifications in a broad range of sectors, some of which include environmental considerations.



TÜV SÜD Mark EE01/EE02

Requirements for Product EE01 are: 100% of the energy supplied is from renewable sources. At least 30% of the amount of energy supplied is generated in new power stations. Price surcharges are used for building new renewable sources of energy.

Requirements for Product EE02 are: 100% of the energy supplied is from renewable sources. Simultaneous generation and consumption in quarter-hour …

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Umweltbaum (The Environment Tree)

A German label for a power- and water-saving appliances.



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UPS Carbon Neutral

The UPS Carbon Neutral shipping label indicates that UPS customers have offset the climate impact of the GHG emissions produced by the transportation of that shipment. UPS calculates the emissions and purchases carbon offset credits equivalent to the GHG emissions created in shipping the package to make it "carbon neutral".

GHG emissions are tracked using the Carbon Neutral Protocol - a …

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UTZ Certified

Sustainability is important for everyone. After all, our future is at stake. In order to be able to make a substantial contribution to sustainability, UTZ CERTIFIED has adopted a practical approach, working together with existing brands. The manufacturers of these brands need raw materials on a large scale – raw materials that are produced by farmers in developing countries. By increasing the …

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Viabono

Certifies accommodation businesses, destinations and other tourism businesses in Germany. Viabono’s prerequisite for “natural enjoyment” is an intact environment and natural world, plus a high-quality tourist product.



WQA Gold Seal

The Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal Certification Program is dedicated to providing public health and safety services throughout the USA and globally, while maintaining expert service, superior reputation, and fair pricing. The Gold Seal Program offers certification of all products and chemicals that contact drinking water. WQA's ANSI/SCC accredited Gold Seal Certification Program assures …

WQA Sustainability Mark

The WQA Sustainability Mark is awarded to those drinking water treatment products which have been WQA certified in accordance with "WQA S-803: Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems,” as a service to the industry and consumers.

This certification means that production of the listed drinking water treatment systems has been audited and evaluated by the Water Quality Association, …


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