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Blue Angel Germany

Blue Angel Germany

Governing Organization

RAL-Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung

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Auditing / Certification Body

RAL-Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Memberships

Government Affiliated

Sectors Covered

Various Sectors

Issues Covered

Biodegradable and Recycling, Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management, Product Safety, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

The Blue Angel is the first and most well-known eco-label worldwide. Since 1978 it has set the standard for eco-friendly products and services selected by an independent jury in line with defined criteria. The Blue Angel is awarded to companies as kind of a reward for their commitment to environmental protection. They use it to professionally promote their eco-friendly products in the market. The Blue Angel is an ecological beacon showing the consumer the way to the ecologically superior product and promotes environmentally conscious consumption. 

The Environmental Label Jury is an independent decision-making body composed of representatives from environmental and consumer associations, trade unions, industry, trade, crafts, local authorities, science, media, churches and federal states.  The Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety is the owner of the label. It regularly informs the public about the decisions of the Environmental Label Jury.  The Federal Environment Agency with its “Ecodesign, Eco-Labelling and Environmentally friendly Procurement” department acts as office of the Environmental Label Jury and develops the technical criteria of the Basic Award Criteria for the Blue Angel.

 

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