Eco Logo

Third Party Certification of Environmentally Preferable Products

About Ecologo
Founded in 1988 by the Government of Canada but now recognized world-wide, EcoLogoTM is North America’s largest, most respected environmental standard and certification mark. EcoLogo provides customers – public, corporate and consumer – with assurance that the products and services bearing the logo meet stringent standards of environmental leadership. With THOUSANDS of EcoLogo Certified products, EcoLogo certifies environmental leaders covering a large variety of categories, helping you find and trust the world’s most sustainable products.

The EcoLogo Program is a Type I eco-label, as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This means that the Program compares products/services with others in the same category, develops rigorous and scientifically relevant criteria that reflect the entire lifecycle of the product, and awards the EcoLogo to those that are verified by an independent third party as complying with the criteria.
The EcoLogo Program is one of two such programs in North America that has been successfully audited by the Global EcoLabelling Network (GEN) as meeting ISO 14024 standards for eco-labelling

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.