, (also referred to as
terms referring to
goods and services
, guidelines and policies that
reduced, minimal, or no harm upon
International Organization for Standardization
has developed ISO 14020 and ISO 14024 to establish principles and procedures for environmental labels and declarations that certifiers and eco-labellers should follow. In particular, these standards relate to the avoidance of financial
conflicts of interest
, the use of sound
and accepted test procedures, and
in the setting of standards.
is another EU label
that signifies whether an organization management is green as opposed to the product.
claims require caution. Ambiguous titles such as
can be confusing without a specific definition; some regulators are providing guidance.
United States Environmental Protection Agency
has deemed some ecolabels misleading in determining whether a product is truly “green”.
Created in 1988,
only products approved by the program are allowed to display the label.
The Energy Rating Label is a Type III label
that provides information on “energy service per unit of energy consumption”.
It was first created in 1986, but negotiations led to a redesign in 2000.
The environmentally friendly trends are marketed with a different color association, using the color blue for clean air and clean water, as opposed to green in western cultures. Japanese and Korean built hybrid vehicles use the color blue instead of green all throughout the vehicle, and use the word “blue” indiscriminately.
Energy Star has different sections for different nations or areas, including the United States,
the European Union
The program, which was founded in the United States, also exists in Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and Taiwan.
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