Its organisation
Development of new criteria
The award procedure
Application form
Product Criteria
Products with the National Environment-friendly label
2002. 10. 14.


The Operating Bodies of the Hungarian Eco-labelling System

In Hungary, the certification system is run by the Hungarian Eco-Labelling Organisation established by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Management.

The address of the organisation is as follows:

1027 Budapest, Lipthay u. 5.

Tel.: (36-1) 336-1156, Fax: (36-1) 336-1157

E-mail: info@okocimke.hu

Web: http://www.kornyezetbarat-termek.hu/  or      www.okocimke.

The operating bodies of the Hungarian Environment-friendly-label

Ministry of Agriculture


  • Developing the system’s strategy;
  • Development of required regulations;
  • Supervision and strategic management of the Hungarian Eco-Labelling Organisation;
  • To call upon the Evaluating and Assessing Committee;
  • Decision making on label use;
  • Assurance of co-ordination and co-operation between the European Union’s eco-label system and the Hungarian environment-friendly-label system.

Hungarian Eco-Labelling Organisation


  • Co-ordination of the environment-friendly-label system;
  • Development of draft product group criteria;
  • Opining assurance of professional groups, and asking fro the minister’s approval;
  • Assembling the Evaluating and Assessing Committee, elaboration of decisions, conducting meetings;
  • Fulfilling the Committee’s administrative tasks;
  • Posing tenders for the attainment of eco-labels;
  • Consulting with the eco-label applicants;
  • Preparation of professional assessments and development of decision recommendations to the minister;
  • Contracting with the label winning applicants;
  • Monitoring of the fulfilment of the contract;
  • Withdrawing the right of label use - in case of the violation of the contract;
  • Notification of interested parties in the Ministry’s Official Paper;
  • Keeping records of the eco-label holders;
  • Organisation of commercial activities related to the environment-friendly-label system;
  • Opining of regulations related to the system’s operation.

Evaluating and Assessing Committee


·        Opining and evaluation of new product group proposals;

·        Development of product group criteria and their admission;

·        Collaboration in the opining procedures of the European Union’s eco-label system;

·        Members of the Committee:

               -       Prime Minister's Office

-        Ministry of Internal Affairs;

-        Ministry of Agriculture;

-        Ministry of National Economy;

-        Ministry of Human Capacity;

-        Ministry of National Development;

-        Consumer Protection Supervision,

-        Hungarian Scientific Academy,

-        National Accrediting Body,

-        National Technical Development Committee,

-        Economic interest groups;

-        Trade organisations;

-        Consumer protection organisations;

-        Environment Protection Division of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineering;

-        Environmentalist groups, and

-        the Hungarian Eco-labelling Organisation.



  • Submission of tender documents to the Hungarian Eco-Labelling Organisation ;
  • Transfer of the entry-fee;
  • Carrying out of missing measurements and assessments;
  • In case of favourable decision – contracting with the Hungarian Eco-Labelling Organisation;
  • Assurance of product quality;
  • Transfer of the annual fee.

Consultants, accredited laboratories and other institutions


  • Development of the draft product group criteria and other professional materials;
  • Assessment of applications and conduction of required measurements;
  • Participation in the monitoring process of environment-friendly-label use.

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