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Emblem of Guarantee of Environmental Quality Catalonia

Emblem of Guarantee of Environmental Quality Catalonia

Governing Organization

Department of the Environment and Housing, Catalonia

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies

Memberships

Government Affiliated

Sectors Covered

Various Sectors

Issues Covered

Carbon, CSR, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management

Description

The Emblem of Guarantee of Environmental Quality is an eco-labelling scheme created under the Catalan Government's Decree 316/1994 of 4 November.  Emblem of Guarantee of Environmental Quality is an eco-label established by the Catalan Minisytry of the Environment that identifies products whose negative impact on the environment is less than that of products without the label. Any manufacturer or product promoter in Catalonia may apply for the emblem. The label is granted for up to three years and some products are not permitted to bid for the label. The main objective of establishing this emblem was to encourage design, production, commercialisation, use and consumption of those products that favour the minimisation of waste or recovery and reuse of by-products, and of the materials and substances they contain. Also products which save resources, especially energy and water. It also aims to provide users and consumers with better and more reliable information on the environmental quality of products to guide them in their purchasing decisions.

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