ECO LABEL Certificate Types

ECO LABEL Certificate Types

For an eco label to be internationally certified, it must comply with the International Standards Organization (ISO) standards. The ECO LABEL specifications are also designed accordingly. ISO standards contain technical requirements that help remove trade barriers by simplifying product exchange.

ECO LABEL Certificate Types

Manufacturer companies that define the certification criteria can apply for certification. During the application, the company must provide evidence that includes compliance with the certification criteria. Evaluations by the accredited organization generally include on-site inspections, sampling and laboratory tests.

After meeting the regulatory criteria, manufacturers are allowed to use labels for their products or services for a certain period of time. After the deadline, a new application must be made and the company must pass the necessary audits.

Societies, especially in developed countries, are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of their production systems. Therefore, intense efforts are made to change the behavior of both producer companies and consumers. Eco tagging is one of these efforts.

The ECO LABEL certification program is an approach that aims to inform consumers about the environmental impacts of consumption patterns on the one hand, and to encourage manufacturers to improve the environmental sustainability of their products and services on the other.

In general, eco labeling programs offer three main types of eco labels:

  • Type I: It is a classic eco label that evaluates the environmental quality of a product compared to other products. This eco label is designed to be consumer friendly and informative and requires meeting a number of criteria. It is also subject to the review and evaluation of an accredited organization. Criteria and product groups are determined by independent experts. The certificate is issued for a certain period of time and since the time has expired, the company has to initiate the recertification process. The ECO LABEL environmental label falls under this group.
  • Type II: An eco label that includes the claims of manufacturers, importers, retailers or distributors for the environmental characteristics of a product or service. This eco label focuses on a certain quality of the product and is based on the company's statement. It does not require the approval of an independent agency, but must be verifiable.
  • Type III: An eco label based on voluntary statements regarding the sustainability of the entire life cycle of a product or service. This eco label may or may not be third party certified.

The main products, whose criteria are determined by our organization and whose certification and labeling studies are carried out, are listed as follows, but not limited to them:

  • Cosmetics
  • Absorbent hygiene products
  • Hard surface cleaning products
  • Dishwashers detergents
  • Industrial and institutional automatic dishwasher detergents
  • Hand dishwashing detergents
  • Laundry detergents
  • Industrial and institutional laundry detergents
  • Indoor cleaning services
  • Clothing and textile products
  • Shoes
  • fabrics
  • Construction materials
  • Paints and varnishes
  • Electronic screens
  • Wood, cork and bamboo based floor coverings
  • Hard coatings
  • furnishings
  • Bed cushions
  • Growing media, soil improvers and mulch
  • Lubricants
  • Graph paper, tissue paper and tissue products
  • Printed paper, stationery paper, paper carrying bag products
  • Campground services
  • Tourist accommodation services

In this period when the ecological balance is almost irreparably deteriorating, our organization acts with a sense of responsibility and tries to support manufacturers in various sectors to prove their ecological efforts.