Content tagged with "eco-labelling"
EU Ecolabel: where does Italy stand?
From 1998, the year of the first EU Ecolabel licenses in Italy, until today, there has been a remarkable evolution. In fact, the data show a general positive growth trend in both the number of labeled products and services and Ecolabel EU licenses. Some downturns occurred in particular in the years from 2009 to 2010 and in the years 2015 and 2016, because of the introduction of new Ecolabel EU criteria to which already licensed companies had to conform, which resulted in the withdrawal of certain licenses.more...
Commission evaluates the implementation of EU Ecolabel and EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme)
On June 30th this year, the European Commission published results of the fitness check on the EU Ecolabel and EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) voluntary certification schemes. The study was carried out with the aim of verifying to what extent the two regulations, EU Ecolabel and EMAS, are effective in achieving the benefits for citizens, businesses and society. The study showed the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, consistency and added value the two certification schemes have for the European Union.
EU Ecolabel celebrates 25 years of life!
The EU ecolabel is a European Ecolabel certification tool designed to highlight the reduced environmental impact that characterizes the product's production chain and its subsequent life cycle phases. It was set up by the European Union in 1992 by Regulation No 880/92 and subsequently governed by European Commission Regulation No 66/2010 in force with all member countries and countries belonging to the European Economic Area.more...
The end of the sticky label
Eco-labelling was introduced to raise awareness and to develop trust that you are purchasing your produce from sustainable sources. It has developed into a massive business now, with Fairtrade products in the UK making for the £1bn worth of sales. There are more than 370 schemes across 112 countries across 21 different sectors. The question is has eco-labelling become too successful? Are there now too many certifications creating confusion and now levees a burden on the actual farmers?more...