The Mission of Eco-labels
Benefits to label users
2002. 10. 14.


About Eco-labels in General

The environmentally friendly product labels or eco-labels are small symbols on products or services which indicate the positive environmental characteristics of these products and services. These eco-labels are awarded as a result of an assessment procedure by national or regional eco-labeling bodies, provided that the given product or service fulfils the strict requirements of the relevant product group.

Eco-labelling makes a positive statement by identifying products and services as less harmful to the environment, than similar products or services used for the same function. Eco-labelling is fundamentally different from the setting of minimum product standards or requirements with the key difference being that eco-labelling is intended to reward environmental leadership.

The following pages provide general information on eco-labels as well as a detailed description of the Hungarian, European and other regional and national eco-labeling systems.


News and Information

Zrínyi Printing House has aworded the EU Ecolabel in the printed paper category as the first company in Hungary

The Earth Day program

Great results in eco-labelling in Hungary in 2009!

Eco-Label Links

the official EU Eco-label homepage

GEN, Global Ecolabelling Network homepage

energy label, Australia

TCO Environmental Labelling Scheme

Energy Star (USA) homepage

Label online database

Eco-label, Austria

NF Environnement (AFNOR) eco-label, France

Bio-products label homepage, Sweden

Nordic Swan eco-label, Sweden

The German Blue Angel eco-label homepage

Downloadable materials

Handbook on Green Public Procurement

The Green Paper on IPP

IPP press report

Argon NEtON