Green Product Mark (TÜV Rheinland)
TÜV Rheinland stands for safety and quality in virtually all areas of business and life. Founded almost 150 years ago, the company is one of the world’s leading testing service providers with more than 20,000 employees.
TÜV Rheinland’s highly qualified experts test technical systems and products around the world, support innovations in technology and business, train people in numerous professions and certify management systems according to international standards. In doing so, the independent experts generate trust in products as well as processes across global value adding chains and the flow of commodities. It operates in five Business Streams: Industrial Services & Cybersecurity, Mobility, Products, Training and Consulting, and Systems.
The group is involved in all important areas of business and life, including energy sector, consumer goods industry, automotive sector, basic materials, environmental technology, trade, construction, aviation, railway technology, the IT sector, information security and data protection, logistics, banks and financial service providers, agriculture, tourism, as well as the education and healthcare sectors. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.
Green Product Mark, a voluntary environmental labelling scheme owned by TÜV Rheinland is based on indicators arising from product life cycle considerations, aims to communicate verifiable and accurate information on environmental aspects of products. It is one of the few schemes that feature product safety, social audit, carbon footprint and the use of recycled materials, with the three pillars of certification criteria
- prevention of identifiable forms of pollution such as air, water, noise, odour and light,
- sustainable use of resources by promoting the responsible use of electricity, fuels, water and raw and processed materials, and
- climate change mitigation through measurement, reporting and reduction of the carbon footprint of products in accordance and benchmarked with relevant international standards
Covering a wide range of products such as wearable devices, cordless phones, routers, washing machines, TVs, kitchen appliances, furniture, routing switches, textiles, shoes and bags. With the Green Product Mark certification, you give consumers and purchasers a clear guideline for environmentally preferable products with less environmental impact.