ECO-MARK Certification and Licensing


ECO MARK Certification and Licensing

There has been a lot of discussion about educating industries about environmental challenges. The Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) issues the Eco-mark as a certification mark for products that are environmentally friendly and meet the BIS's standards. The scheme was initially implemented in 1991. It is entirely voluntary and aids in the identification of environmentally friendly products on the market. Food, medications, chemicals, electrical goods, paper, lubricating oils, packing materials, and other items are all covered by the mark. The Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change is in charge of the Eco-mark scheme.

The Eco-mark logo, which may be found on products manufactured all over India, complies with environmental sustainability criteria. The fundamental requirement for this type of symbol is to improve change across society. The presence of this logo on items would ensure that sustainable development is widely distributed across society.

Products Under ECO-MARK

This design label would be attached to both consumer and industrial products. This logo would appear on industrially produced consumables such as lubricants. This label must be on the following products-

  1. Soaps and Detergents
  2. Paints
  3. Paper
  4. Plastics
  5. Cosmetics
  6. Textiles
  7. Batteries
  8. Leather
  9. Wood Substitutes
  10. Propellants and Aerosols
  11. Foods Preservatives and Additives
  12. Electrical and Electronics Goods
  13. Packing/Packaging Materials
  14. Lubricating Oils
  15. Drugs
  16. Pesticides
  17. Food Items (edible oils - including Vanaspati, Tea and Coffee)

Objectives of the Eco-mark

  1. Manufacturers' Incentives
  2. The BIS would provide additional incentives to manufacturers who have this type of plan in place for their products.

  3. Reduce the impact on the environment
  4. This certification would also help to reduce the overall impact of the industry's products. Such products would contribute to greater environmental sustainability.

  5. Make certain that consumers are accountable.
  6. Securing this type of label on products will ensure that consumers are socially accountable.

  7. Encourage citizens to purchase high-quality goods.
  8. Citizens would make an effort to buy environmentally friendly consumer goods.

  9. Improve the environment's quality
  10. Securing this type of accreditation would increase the environment's overall quality.

Procedure for ECO-MARK Certification

First and foremost, the manufacturer must submit an application to obtain this label for their products. The application must be completed in the prescribed format and accompanied by payment of the cost. If the application is separated into sections, each part must be divided and applied independently. The inspection of the premises would be carried out. One of the primary reasons for conducting inspections is to examine the various types of facilities and procedures used in the industry. After this the license for ECO-MARK would be granted. After the application has been awarded a license, the manufacturer or industry will want to apply for the ECO-MARK label. Surprising inspections may be conducted by the BIS at its discretion to ensure that product standards, sampling compliance, and other testing criteria are met.

    Criteria for Applying for ECO-MARK Label
  1. Products made for the purpose of obtaining the label must emit fewer pollutants than other types of products. This would result in a reduction in CO2 emissions as well as other types of pollution.
  2. Manufacturing products should be recyclable, renewable, and energy efficient, effectively promoting the ideals of sustainable development throughout the environment.
  3. Manufacturing products must contribute less to environmental degradation.
  4. Products that are created and produced must have a lower environmental impact than other types of products.
    Documents Required

    The following documents are required:

  1. If the industry is a company then certificate of incorporation
  2. Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association
  3. Product Details
  4. Details and Information Obtained from the Lab
  5. NABL Accreditation
  6. Samples information
  7. Product Catalogue
  8. Separate Application for all types of products

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Q/A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is ECO-MARK?

The ECO-MARK, also known as the ECO mark or the Eco Label, certifies that a product meets the mark's and label's requirements. The term "ECO" refers to products that are friendly to the environment. All products that meet the ECO-MARK criteria will bear the ECO-MARK certification symbol.


What is the main objective of this labeling?

To spread awareness to reduce the amount of emissions in the country. Apart from this the labeling would ensure that ecological measures are followed.


Can one certification be got for all the products?

No separate labeling requirements have to be got for all products.


What is the difference between ECO-MARK and ECO label?

In order to maintain international standards the BIS has come out with these terms to depict what is a mark and the label. There is no difference between the two. They would mean the same if taken by a particular industry.


Is licensing required for carrying out the labeling?

First and foremost the applicant has to secure the license for affixing the label on the products.


What is the importance of ECO-MARK?

To ensure that standards related to sustainability are maintained is one of the main importance of securing the labeling.


Who is the main authority for this licensing and labeling?

The main authority is the bureau of Indian standards.