GEN

GEN: The Global Ecolabelling Network

The internationally recognised network of ecolabelling organisations


The Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) is a non-profit association of leading ecolabelling organisations worldwide. GEN was founded in 1994 to help protect the environment by improving, promoting, and developing the ecolabelling of green products and sustainable services.

GEN

  • Fosters co-operation, information exchange and standards harmonisation among members, associates, and other ecolabelling programs
  • Participates in international organisations in order to promote ecolabelling
  • Encourages demand for, and supply of, more environmentally responsible goods and services

MEMBERS

Our members have attained the status of "Type 1" specified in the ISO 14024 standard. This means:

  • their ecolabelling programmes are voluntary
  • their standards address multiple environmental criteria over the life cycle of a product or service
  • standards are published and transparent
  • ecolabels are awarded using independent third-party verification

With 27 members from countries across the globe, the collective expertise of the Global Ecolabelling Network is unparalleled. GEN itself does not develop criteria or certify products, but supports members' development of environmental leadership standards, and ecolabelling of products and services. To this end, GEN tracks its members' active standards, and compiles and updates the information annually.

View ecolabelling standards by country, or by product category.


GENICES

This is the formal member peer review process, the Global Ecolabelling Network Internationally Coordinated Ecolabelling System. Learn more.

For examples of GENICES review process applications please log in to the Members Only area.


TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Ecolabelling organisations may contact us for technical assistance.