The Blue Angel has been the ecolabel of the German Federal Government for more than 40 years. It is an independent and credible label that sets stringent standards for environmentally friendly products and services. The Blue Angel is the guide for purchasing.

No other label in the non-food sector covers such a wide range of products and services. Many everyday products carry the ecolabel: such as paints, furniture, washing detergent or recycled paper.

The Blue Angel guarantees that a product places less burden on the environment and fulfils high standards with respect to the protection of human health – while also having the same fitness for use and quality as other products.

The environmental label aims to provide private customers, large institutional consumers, and public institutions with reliable guidance for environmentally conscious purchasing. If there is a specific demand for environmentally friendly products, it promotes ecological product innovations and reduces the burden on the environment. The Blue Angel stands for independent, transparent and ambitious labelling.

The Blue Angel only certifies the best products in a particular product group. The criteria are developed by the German Environment Agency on a scientific basis. It is currently awarded to 20,000 products from 1,600 companies.


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