Eco-labels, Green Label, Green Stickers, Sustainability Label, Safety Label, Social Label, etc try to support the society.
There are more than 500 eco-labels with each trying to serve different customers in a different sense. They are a form of sustainability measurement directed at consumers, intended to make it easy to take environmental concerns into account when shopping.
Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN)
Founded in 1994, the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) is an international non-profit network of third party type I ecolabelling organizations focused on encouraging and promoting type I ecolabelling development worldwide. GEN has members represented from more than 50 territories and countries, with a particular focus in Europe and Asia. GEN’s mission is to educate and encourage government, industry, and consumers to recognize the unique and important value of Type I ecolabelling.
International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance (ISEAL)
Created in 2002, the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance (ISEAL) is a body of sustainability standard organizations set up to advance and develop sustainability standards for products across the globe. Its membership is open to all multistakeholder sustainability standards and accreditation bodies that demonstrate their ability to meet the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice and accompanying requirements.
ISO Standards and environmental labels (ISO Type 1-2-3 - ISO14020-21-24-25-26-27)
- Type I environmental labeling for eco-labelling schemes where there are clearly defined criteria for products.
- Type II self-declared environmental claims for products & services where there are neither criteria nor labelling schemes.
- Type III environmental declarations – for specific aspects of products using a life-cycle approach.