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What do the environmental claims mean?
|Self-declared environmental claims|
*meeting ISO 14021 criteria
|Claim explanation||Claim label|
|Recycled||Product contains 30% or more postconsumer and/or pre- consumer recycled content (by weight).|
|Remanufactured or Refilled||Product made with quality components from previously used products and products that replace one-time use disposable items. Contains 30% or more material recovered from previously used products (by weight)|
|Third party environmental label/claim||Claim explanation||Claim label|
|FSC®Certified||FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified timber products originate from certified, well managed forests. FSC certification promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests through third party verification of the supply chain.|
|PEFC Certified||PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forestry Certifications Schemes) certified timber products originate from certified, well managed forests as PEFC scheme is promoting Sustainable Forest Management through third party verification of the supply chain to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for ecological, social and ethical standards.|
|Fairtrade||When a product carries the FAIRTRADE Certification Mark, it means the producers and traders have met Fairtrade social, environmental and economic criteria, as well as progress requirements and terms of trade. The Standards are designed to support the sustainable development of small-scale producers and agricultural workers in the poorest countries in the world.|
|Rainforest Alliance Certified™||The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal ensures that a product comes from a farm or forest operation that meets comprehensive standards that protect the environment and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities.|
|Blue Angel||The Blue Angel only certifies the best products in a particular product group. An important aspect is that the entire service life of the product is taken into account during the assessment. |
Blue Angel promotes ecological product innovations and reduces the burden on the environment. The Blue Angel stands for independent, transparent and ambitious labelling. The criteria the product must meet are developed by the German Environment Agency on a scientific basis.
|Nordic Swan||The Nordic Swan Ecolabel creates sustainable products solutions based on a life cycle assessment and an overall goal to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods. Tough requirements in all phases of a products life cycle and continuously tightening of these requirements to create a sustainable development is the foundation of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.|
|EU Ecolabel||EU Ecolabel is a label of environmental excellence that is awarded to products and services meeting high environmental standards throughout their life-cycle: from raw material extraction, to production, distribution and disposal. The EU Ecolabel promotes the circular economy by encouraging producers to generate less waste and CO2 during the manufacturing process. The EU Ecolabel criteria also encourage companies to develop products that are durable, easy to repair and recycle.|
|NF Environnement Ecolabel||Products with NF Environnement label comply with ecological and fitness for purpose criteria. This label is intended to distinguish goods and their packaging with low environmental impact throughout their life cycle.|
|Austrian Ecolabel||Awarded to products and services which are evaluated against set by the scheme environmental compatibility criteria. These include not only the environmental effects of the use of a product or a service but also the production process, disposal as well quality and fitness for use ("lifecycle").|
|Cradle to Cradle Certified®||Cradle to Cradle Certified® is the global standard for products that are safe, circular and responsibly made. The standard assesses the safety, circularity and responsibility of materials and products across five categories of sustainability performance: material health, product circularity, clean air & climate protection, water & soil stewardship and social fairness.|
|Leaping Bunny Certified (animal cruelty free)||The Leaping Bunny is the regarded as the global gold standard for cruelty free cosmetics, personal care and household products. Products that are Leaping Bunny Certified have not been tested on animals.|
|Carbon Neutral||A carbon neutral product is one where the sum of the unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) created during its production and distribution is offset via a recognized, certified carbon offset project.||*Please note that there are various recognised third party CN schemes/labels, the below is just an example found in our assortment.
|Certified compostable||Compostable means that a product is capable of disintegrating into natural elements in a compost environment, leaving no toxicity in the soil.||*Please note that there are various recognised third party compostable schemes/labels, the below are just the examples found in our assortment.
|Certified biodegradable||Biodegradable means that a product degrades safely and efficiently under worst-case circumstances and prevent chemicals from entering the environment at a rate that could reach harmful concentrations before degradation can occur.||*Please note that there are various recognised third party biodegradable schemes/labels, the below is just the example found in our assortment.|
|Certified Organic |
(Multiple national level schemes available to certify organic products. EU Green Leaf Logo is optional.
GB Organic Certification schemes use EU organic regulation as their baseline)
|Certified organic products conform to the regulations established by the European Union for organic farming, on how they must be produced, processed, transported and stored. The logo can only be used on products when they contain at least 95% of organic ingredients and additionally respect further strict conditions for the remaining 5%. The same ingredient cannot be present in organic and non-organic form.||