The ECO LABEL certification program is designed to create sustainable solutions based on a life cycle assessment and a common goal to reduce the environmental impact from production activities or consumption of products. A product has to meet stringent requirements at all stages of its life cycle. In addition, these requirements need to be constantly addressed to create sustainable development. What sets the ECO LABEL label apart from other similar labels is that it is an official, independent and third-party certification program.
Consumers are more conscious now and therefore care about where and how products are produced and delivered. If businesses act responsibly in this regard, their overall credibility increases in terms of image and reputation. For businesses that do not respect their environmental impact, this has financial consequences.
Today, in many markets, there is high demand from consumers for high operating standards in terms of ethical behavior and environmental awareness. In this regard, more and more businesses are adopting a proactive environmental strategy and developing specific strategies for their environmental efforts. One way to be perceived as more environmentally friendly is that there are different eco-labeling and certification programs and, accordingly, different environmental certifications. ECO LABEL is one such environmental label and environmental certification program.
In general, when developing ecological label criteria, the focus is on the stages where the product has the highest environmental impact, and this differs from product to product. For example, in textile products, fabrics have strong environmental impacts in the processes in which they are dyed, printed and bleached. For this reason, criteria have been designed for textiles to ensure that damage during production is reduced as much as possible. In detergents, input materials (raw materials) used in production are one of the priority areas. Electronic equipment, on the other hand, has a very high environmental impact during the use phase and therefore the criteria focus on the efficiency of energy consumption.
ECO LABEL certification criteria, It is developed transparently and revised when necessary. The ECO LABEL label on a product means that this product has been approved according to a standard based on scientific studies. Although product groups and requirements differ, all standards address multiple environmental and health problems, including toxicity, air quality, energy and water use, recyclability, use of natural resources, and so on.