Green Product Mark

Consumer Products with a small environmental impact

Around the globe, changes take place in both buyers’ and traders’ requirements for green and sustainable products.

The indepedent Green Product Mark helps manufacturers to promote eco-friendly products with one mark in a more direct, fast and efficient way. The content of recycling materials, the use of non-hazardous substances and energy efficiency performance are major factors in consumers’ perceptions of IT products, and demonstrate the commitment of brand name owners to the environment, sustainability and society.

TÜV Rheinland’s Green Product Mark is a voluntary sustainability mark for consumer products that will give end consumers and buyers guidance in identifying green and sustainable products in the often crowded market place. The Green Product Mark, along with the related certification requirements, aims to minimise the impact of consumer products on the environment. It follows the Brundtland concept and tries with the related certification requirements to ensure the compliance of various sustainability regulations and requirements.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland's green product mark, you can:

  • Benefit from our neutral seal of approval
  • Gain competitive advantage by promoting the sustainability and environmental friendliness of products
  • Keep your promises and minimize the risk of harm by delivering green products
  • Get to market quicker with our "one-stop" service
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the environment and society

Related Services and Requirements for Visual Displays

Energy Efficiency Test

  • Energy Star – Displays 5.1
  • Energy Star – Computers 5.2

Recycling of Electrical & Electronic Products

  • recovery: 80%, reuse and recycling: 65%

Hazardous Chemical Substances Test

  • RoHS, Cadmium, Halogen, REACH, PAHs, Odour, PPW, Mercury, Beryllium, Antimon

Product Carbon Footprint Calculation

  • ISO 14044: 2006 Cradle to Gate

Recycled Material Verification

  • 65% post-consumer recycled material content in a product’s plastic components

Consumer Product Scope

  • Visual display
  • InfoCom
  • Peripherals
  • General electrical appliances/household appliances
  • Leisure and sports equipment
  • Furniture
  • Shoes