Useful organisations

These useful organisations all award accreditation badges to the applicant and are relevant across the book industry supply chain. They are about accrediting products from any industry or organisation to a range of environmental and social criteria.

Nordic Swan

Nordic Swan

Nordic Ecolabelling works to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods with the aid of our logo: the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. This makes it easy for consumers and professional buyers to choose the environmentally best goods and services.

EMAS – EU

EMAS – EU

The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a premium management instrument developed by the European Commission for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report, and improve their environmental performance.

Blue Angel

Blue Angel

The Blue Angel has been the ecolabel of the German Federal Government for more than 45 years. It is an independent and credible label that sets stringent standards for environmentally friendly products and services. The Blue Angel is the guide for purchasing for over 25,000 products and services in over 100 different product groups. It labels both recycled paper (DE-UZ 14a) and printed matters made from recycled paper (DE-UZ 195).

EU Ecolabel

EU Ecolabel

The EU Ecolabel is the official European Union voluntary label for environmental excellence. Established in 1992 and recognized across Europe and worldwide, the EU Ecolabel certifies products with a guaranteed, independently-verified low environmental impact. To be awarded the EU Ecolabel, goods and services should meet high environmental standards throughout their entire life cycle: from raw material extraction through production and distribution to disposal. The label also encourages companies to develop innovative products that are durable, easy to repair and recyclable.

B Corp

B Corp

B Corp certification aims to measure a company’s entire social and environmental impact to benefit all people, communities and the planet.