Green Product Mark

Green Product Mark

Sustainable Products with Green Product Certification

Requirements for green and sustainable products have changed on the global markets. Both buyers and traders need orientation in this new world of eco friendly products.

The independent green product mark helps manufacturers to promote eco friendly products 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 consumer perception and demonstrate brand commitment to the environment, sustainability and society.

TÜV Rheinland’s green product mark is a voluntary sustainability mark for consumer products that guides buyers and end consumerswhen identifying green and sustainable products in the market place. The green product mark, along with the related certification requirements, aims to minimize the impact of consumer products on the environment. It follows the Brundtland concept and ensures the compliance of various sustainability regulations and requirements.

Benefits of a Green Product Certification at a Glance

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

  • Benefit from our neutral seal of approval for eco-friendly products.
  • Gain competitive advantage by promoting certified green sustainability and environmental friendliness of products.
  • Keep your promises and minimize the risk of harm by delivering green products.
  • Place your products on the market quicker with our one-stop-shop service.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the environment and society.

Please contact us at TÜV Rheinland to learn more about how eco-friendly products and green product certification can positively impact your company or organization.

Green Product Mark Certification Procedure

  1. Submit application
    Check available TÜV Rheinland Green Product Mark product category. Detailed requirements for products can be found at www.certipedia.com under ID: 47336
    Should you not find your desired product category, please contact us
  2. Build dossier
    Please include the signed contract and other documents mentioned in the checklist. Also, please include all ISO 17025 independent 3rd party lab test reports according to the requirement catalog. If necessary, a compliance check will then be performed by our experts.
  3. Document review
  4. Issuance of the Green Product Mark Certificate after successful testing

Services for Green Product Certification

Business interest in green technology has been rapidly growing in recent years. Nearly all companies try to introduce certified green products. Additionally, regulations and limitations on the use of hazardous chemical substances have been implemented worldwide as have energy efficiency requirements to protect the environment. We provide comprehensive services in combination with green product certification.

Energy Efficiency Test

  • Energy Star – Displays 5.1
    Tested efficiency following the energy star program requirements for displays 5.1.
  • Energy Star – Computers 5.2
    Efficiency testing procedure following the energy star program requirements for computers 5.2.

Recycling of Electrical & Electronic Products

  • 80%of the parts from electrical or electronic products must be recoverable.
  • At least 65% of the components of green-certified products must be reused and recycled.

Hazardous Chemical Substances Test

TÜV Rheinland will test your eco-friendly products for RoHS, Cadmium, Halogen, REACH, PAHs, Odour, PPW, Mercury, Beryllium and Antimon. Avoid harmful risks by minimizing possible negative impacts of consumer products on the environment.

Product Carbon Footprint Calculation
We chart the environmental impact of your product by following ISO 14044: 2006 Cradle to Gate.

Recycled Material Verification
In order to gain the Green Product Mark, plastic components of an eco-friendly product must have a 65% post-consumer recycled material content.

Your Green Product Mark Certificate on Certipedia

Benefit from the certified green product advantage. The combination of an exclusive green product certification ID number for each company and the readily identifiable green leaf symbol is an easy way to demonstrate that products are safe and environmental.

Our “Certipedia” certification data base contains product features, services, companies and systems tested by TÜV Rheinland along with personal certificates and individual ID numbers as well as customer website links. Our service is directed at consumers as well as manufacturers, buyers and retailers. Find out more!

Why green product certification?

The central idea of the Green Product Mark is to identify safe and sustainable products. The mark can be applied to visual displays, peripherals, household appliances, leisure and sports equipment, furniture and other various consumer products covering all aspects of human life.

The Green Product Mark is based on four points:

  • Responsible use of chemical substances.
  • Waste management and the usage of recycled materials.
  • Energy consumption and efficiency.
  • Limitation of energy consumption and determination of the product carbon footprint.

TÜV Rheinland certifies the limited impact of an eco-friendly product on the environment and ensures the compliance of social and safety requirements with the Green Product Mark.