News: First EU Ecolabel Cleaning Services Criteria published
European Commission adopts 'brand new' criteria on EU Ecolabel cleaning services
Friday, 4th May 2018
The European Commission has published a brand new set of criteria for EU Ecolabel cleaning services that provides guidelines for B2B and B2C cleaning companies looking to lower their environmental impact and guarantee the efficiency of their environmental actions.
As of now, cleaning service companies that hold the EU Ecolabel for Cleaning Services will be able to demonstrate the efficiency of their environmental practices for green public procurement tenders. The label will demonstrate a company’s commitment to the well-being and safety of their employees by decreasing their exposure to toxic substances.
The new criteria focus on addressing present-day environmental hotspots present for cleaning services and will be valid for a period of five years. The criteria also prioritises cleaning products that are ISO Type I labels like the EU Ecolabel, but also Nordic Swan and Blue Angel.
To know how to structure and align your commercial, social and environmental practices with the criteria, please sign up here to a Webinar to be held on 31 May 2018: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel/webinar.html
Criteria for Printed Paper, Bed Mattresses, Absorbent Hygiene Products and Rinse-off Cosmetics extended
Commission Decision(EU) 2018/1590 has prolonged the validity period of EU Ecolabel criteria for printed paper, bed mattresses, absorbent hygiene products and rinse-off cosmetic products.