Business Benefits

The EU Ecolabel is recognised across Europe

Obtaining the EU Ecolabel for your product or service is a reliable and scientifically verifiable way of letting your customers know that your company is improving its environmental sustainability by manufacturing products or providing services with a reduced environmental impact without compromising on quality. The EU Ecolabel makes your products stand out against your competitors. It adds real value to your business credentials and company image and, most importantly, helps to boost your sales figures and minimise your costs. For example, EU Ecolabelled hotels have reported reduced spending on home care products and samples, and savings on water and energy use.

Each set of criteria has been developed to ensure that about 10% to 20% of the most environmentally friendly products currently on the market can meet them. While the EU Ecolabel award is a realistic goal for producers, it ensures good performance and reduced environmental impact for consumers.

There are nearly 45,000 products and services on the market that have been awarded the EU Ecolabel. These products and services cover everything from detergents to shoes and paints to paper. You can even find EU Ecolabel tourist accommodations and campsites. To discover all the products and services available in-store and online throughout Europe and worldwide, visit www.ec.europa.eu/ecat/

The following case studies provide more information as to why leading companies decided to apply for the EU Ecolabel:

 

Zhejiang New Chuwa Wool Co.

Zhejiang New Chuwa Wool Co. is a leading supplier of wool tops to major brands all over the world. Established in 2003 by parent company and fellow EU Ecolabel licence holder, Zhejiang Xinao Textiles Inc., Zhejiang New Chuwa has an annual production capacity of 7,000 tons of wool tops and operates along the entire wool textile industry chain. Find out more about why they applied for the EU Ecolabel……….


Delphis Eco

Delphis Eco is the only UK company that manufactures award winning green cleaning products in the UK and was the the first to get the EU Ecolabel accreditation for their cleaning products. The company has the largest accredited cleaning-product range available...and it's growing! The entire process from factory to end user contributes to minimising waste, pollution and natural resource depletion. Furthermore, unlike most cleaning chemicals, their products don't use harmful chemicals that are damaging to a person's health.........


Earthborn

Earthborn is the proud holder of the first UK licence for EU Ecolabel Paints and Varnishes. The company does not believe quality or style need be sacrificed to protect human health or the health of the environment. By selecting sustainable ingredients in their formulations and using advanced manufacturing processes, Earthborn creates paints that combine high performance with environmental integrity........


Wools of New Zealand

Wools of New Zealand is a 100% New Zealand grower-owned company that connects its growers with brands in the market. "It is the only group of wool producers that grow wool, knowing that if it is marketed under the EU Ecolabel, our customers are assured of a fibre that is surpassing excellence in sustainability,” said Steven Parsons, Business Development Manager.


MING FAI GROUP: Rinse Off Cosmetics

The Ming Fai Group, Hong Kong, carries a comprehensive portfolio of internationally renowned brands, supplying quality products to widely recognised hotel brands worldwide, the airline hospitality industry and the personal care industry. Ming Fai recognised that the environmental impacts associated with the chemicals used in rinse off cosmetic products are mainly related to eco-toxicity and resource consumption. This lead Ming Fai to choose the EU Ecolabel scheme to reduce these impacts and establish their sustainability credentials for these types of products.


Camira: Textiles

Camira Fabrics is an award winning UK textile innovator, specialising in the design and manufacture of contract fabrics for commercial interiors and mass passenger transport. Based in West Yorkshire’s textile heartland, it extends its global reach into 80 countries worldwide with showrooms in London and Shanghai, and bases in Europe, the US and Australasia. Its annual sales output stands at 10 million linear metres. Find out more about why they applied for the EU Ecolabel……….


Zhejiang Xinao Textiles

Zhejiang Xinao Textiles is a global leader in the market for branded textiles, operating along the whole wool supply chain. Customers include top retail clothing brands and department stores in the US, Europe and Australia. For Xinao Textiles the economic benefits of being awarded the EU Ecolabel are equal to the environmental benefits, so its a "win-win" situation. Read more about the benefits of having the EU Ecolabel ............


Clover Chemicals: All Purpose Cleaners

Clover Chemicals Ltd is a manufacturer of 'Effective Cleaning Chemicals'. After many years of extensive development of the product range, Clover Chemicals now boasts over 150 different products spanning across varying areas in the cleaning industry. Clover Chemicals’ consideration for the environment has always been a major factor in the development of products and since the inception of the company in 1990. Find out more about why they applied for the EU Ecolabel……….


Disposables UK Group: Tissue Paper

Disposables UK are a family owned business who manufacture and supply disposable paper and related cleaning and hygiene products to the "away from home" market. Based in Meltham, near Huddersfield, Disposables UK sell into a distribution network spanning the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe who in turn service markets such as Healthcare, Hospitality, Hotel, Engineering, Janitorial, Catering and Education. Find out more about why they applied for the EU Ecolabel……….


GOJO Industries‐Europe Ltd: Rinse‐off Cosmetic Products

GOJO Industries, Inc. is the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. Their broad portfolio of products includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitising and skin care formulas under the GOJO® and PURELL® brand names. Sustainability is part of GOJO's commitment to the future and the GOJO Purpose, saving lives and making life better through well-being solutions, drives this ongoing commitment. Find out more about why they applied for the EU Ecolabel……….


Rentokil Initial: All‐purpose Cleaner and Sanitary Cleaners

Rentokil Initial is one of the largest business services companies in the world providing Pest Control, Hygiene and Workwear services. Operating in over 60 countries, Rentokil Initial provides services that protect people and enhance lives. Rentokil Initial already had an impressive range of EU Ecolabelled hand wash products in the Rinse‐off Cosmetics product group (licence number UK/030/006) and has been part of the EU Ecolabel family since 2013. Find out more about why they applied for the EU Ecolabel for a number of their sanitary cleaning products......


ROCOL

ROCOL was originally founded in 1878, is part of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc), a multi‐national US owned company, which develops, manufactures and markets technically advanced industrial lubricants and line marking systems to industries worldwide. Although the company has changed a great deal since 1878, its ethos and aim remains the same ‐ to create highly technical products of superior quality to the competition, with performance that its customers can trust. Find out more about why they applied for the EU Ecolabel…….


Wooltex UK Ltd

Wooltex has been designing and manufacturing textile fabrics in Yorkshire since 1996. It is an independent, family owned business that prides itself on excellent customer service, quality and innovation. Its strong technical team, continuous investment in the latest machine technology, and its policy to use approved local suppliers whenever possible enables it to produce the very best quality fabric designs quickly and efficiently. It continually researches and develops new product areas and production methods to meet the needs of its customers. Find out more about why they applied for the EU Ecolabel………


York Mailing

York Mailing is the UK’s market leader in the print and delivery of short lead time, high volume, press finished retail flyers, media inserts and leaflets. It aims for continuous improvement to enhance its competitiveness by looking at such environmental issues as energy management, raw materials, press chemistry and paper size optimisation. Find out more about why they applied for the EU Ecolabel……….