• Climate change is destroyingour path to sustainability. Ours is a world of loomingchallenges and increasingly limited resources.Sustainable development offersthe best chance toadjust our course.


    Climate change is destroying
    our path to sustainability.
    Ours is a world of looming
    challenges and increasingly
    limited resources.
    Sustainable development offers
    the best chance to
    adjust our course.

    Ban Ki-moon
    Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Every time you spend your money,you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want.


    Every time you spend your money,
    you are casting a vote
    for the kind of world you want.

    Anne Lappé
    Author and sustainable food advocate
  • I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer.


    I feel more confident
    than ever that the
    power to save the planet
    rests with the individual consumer.

    Denis Hayes
    Times Magazine ‘Hero of the Planet’

About Ecolabel South Africa


Ecolabels are precisely what their name implies: labels indicating the green (‘eco’) credentials of a product or service. Ecolabels cut through the volumes of information that crowd product markets and provide a one-stop, credible, independently verified information source about the ‘green-ness’ of a product. Products that have been certified by an ecolabel display the organisation’s logo so that you can easily identify green products.

Ecolabel South Africa was established to help consumers identify non-perishable products that are made by companies that follow best practice in caring for not only the environment, but people too. The presentation of our Blue Star logo on a product will indicate that the product has been verified and certified by Ecolabel South Africa as conforming to comprehensive and stringent social and environmental criteria.

In 2016, Ecolabel South Africa will commence with a single ecolabel category pilot scheme for all-purpose cleaning products. The criteria developed during the pilot will be used as the basis for further product groups. Packaging and other cleaning products have been earmarked as the first product groups for which criteria will be developed.

Ecolabel South Africa is a registered non-profit organisation.

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