About Our Standards
EcoLogoTM Standards are developed in an open, public, and transparent process spanning approximately 12-18 months, and are designed so that only the top 20% of products available on the market can achieve certification. Consumers can trust that products bearing the EcoLogo certification mark truly represent environmental leadership and provide tangible human health and environmental benefits.
EcoLogo standards are especially stringent because they address multiple environmental attributes throughout the entire life cycle of the product or service. Perhaps even more encouraging is the fact that all EcoLogo certified products must also meet performance requirements to ensure they perform as well as their conventional alternative.
After a standard is finalized, any manufacturer that demonstrates compliance with the stringent requirements is eligible for EcoLogo certification. Following a successful third-party audit of the product against the standard's requirements, EcoLogo certification can be claimed, and the product can bear the EcoLogo Mark.