Six reasons for choosing the EU Ecolabel
The EU Ecolabel is recognised across Europe with thousands of certified goods and services on the market. If you want to promote your eco-friendly goods on the wider EU market, the EU Ecolabel is the right choice!
Six reasons for choosing the EU Ecolabel:
- Consumers are increasingly looking for environmentally friendly products. As the EU Ecolabel is a trusted and recognisable label across the EU, having the EU Ecolabel on your goods or services will increasingly facilitate consumers’ choice in favour of your product. At the B2B level, the EU Ecolabel can create business opportunities for your goods or services as the market already favours sustainable and environmentally friendly products.
- The process of checking whether your goods or services comply with the EU Ecolabel criteria will highlight ways to optimise your products and production processes. This will further enhance your company's sustainable image, and can also lead to financial savings (e.g. reduced resource use and electricity consumption, improved waste management). Moreover, it will give you the opportunity to contribute to the zero pollution ambition and participating in relevant initiatives from the European Commission such as the Sustainable Consumption Pledge. As a result, your brand will stand out amongst your competitors.
- Public procurers are facing increasing demands to work with manufacturers of products that bear ecolabels in accordance with ISO 14024 (Type I), such as the EU Ecolabel. Having products or services awarded with the EU Ecolabel ensures easier access to Green Public Procurement (GPP)
- The EU Ecolabel has been developed to ensure that 10-20% of the most environmentally friendly products currently on the market can meet its criteria. The EU Ecolabel works in accordance with the ISO standard 14024 and is therefore a Type I label, one of the most reliable ways to communicate environmental information to consumers.
- Online User Manuals are available for most product groups to help you apply for an EU Ecolabel. The step-by-step explanation of the application process makes your application straightforward.
- Special discounts on EU Ecolabel fees exist for SMEs, micro-enterprises and applicants from developing economies. This can reduce the cost of preparing an application for the EU Ecolabel.
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