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 Table 2.I ISO 14024 Guiding Principles:

Clause 5.1
Voluntary nature
Clause 5.2
ISO 14020 Principles apply
Clause 5.3
Applicants comply with environmental and other relevant legislation
Clause 5.4
Criteria development includes comprehensive life cycle consideration approach
Clause 5.5
Environmental criteria differentiate environmentally preferable products from others
Clause 5.6
Criteria based on indicators arising from life cycle considerations. Criteria set at attainable and measurable levels
Clause 5.7
Fitness for purpose and levels of performance [of products] taken into account in developing criteria
Clause 5.8
Criteria are set with a predefined validity period Criteria and product function requirements are reviewed, and potentially revised, within a predefined time period
Clause 5.9
Formal open participation process for selection and review of product categories, environmental criteria and product function characteristics
Clause 5.10
All [product] environmental criteria and function characteristics are verifiable Compliance assessment incorporates generally acceptable standards and methods
Clause 5.11
Transparency exists through all stages of ecolabelling program development and oeration; information on significant program aspects is available for inspection and comment by interested parties
Clause 5.12
Unnecessary obstacles to international trade don't exist
Clause 5.13
Application and participation is open to all potential applicants
Clause 5.14
Development and selection of criteria based on sound scientific and engineering principles
Clause 5.15
Program is free from undue influence
Clause 5.16
Any fees are kept as low as possible and applied equitably to all applicants and licensees
Clause 5.17
Confidentiality of pertinent information is maintained
Clause 5.18
Mutual recognition is deemed desirable

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