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Facts and Figures

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Competent Body Statistical Reporting

The EU Ecolabel, which was launched in 1992 by the European Commission in light of developing a Europe-wide voluntary environmental labelling scheme that consumers could trust, now has 44,051 products and services comprised by 2,010 licences (as of the March 2015 reporting period).

Chart and graphic representations of Competent Bodies’ biannual statistical reports on licences and products/services since December 2012 can be found in each biannual issue of the News Alert Special Editions. Upon the European Commission’s objective to ensure statistical comparability, a guidance on how to report the number of EU Ecolabel licences and products/services was released to all Competent Bodies, setting a standard of how data shall be reported on the EU level for statistical purposes. Consequently, this Facts and Figures page is updated biannually, starting from the harmonised September 2014 reporting period.

The below graphs, that correspond to each reporting period refer to the number of licences and its corresponding products and services that are awarded by each EEA country. Please note that EU Ecolabel products can be sold across European countries as well as worldwide, however product availability per country is not displayed in the graphs below.

Statistical Reporting Periods

All statistics are subject to modification at any given time.

March 2015 Reporting Period

Total EU Ecolabel Licences Per Country

During this reporting period (March 2015), the largest number of EU Ecolabel licences was awarded in France (28%), Italy (17%), and Germany (11%).

Specificities on the reporting period:

  • Iceland did not award any EU Ecolabel licences. Luxembourg awarded its first EU Ecolabel licence.

Total EU Ecolabel Products and Services Per Country

Out of the total licences in the March 2015 reporting period, the majority of products/services comprised within this total are from Italy (44%), France (12%), and Spain (6%).

Specificities on the reporting period:

  • No products/services were registered by Iceland as this country did not award any EU Ecolabel licences. Luxembourg awarded its first EU Ecolabel licence, which includes 1 product.
  • The data reported by Greece (number of products) are slightly underestimated for this reporting period, as not all products were able to be quantified. These statistics are subject for modification during the second quarter of 2015, following the second 2015 Statistical Reporting Period. 

September 2014 Reporting Period

Total EU Ecolabel licences Per Country

During this reporting period (September 2014), the largest number of EU Ecolabel licences was awarded in France (28%), Italy (17%), and Germany (10%).

Specificities on the reporting period:

  • Luxembourg and Iceland did not award any EU Ecolabel licences.

Total EU Ecolabel Products and Services per Country

Out of the total licences in the September 2014 reporting period, the majority of products comprised within this total are from Italy (43%), France (12%), and Spain (6%).

Specificities on the reporting period:

  • No products/services were registered by Luxembourg and Iceland as those countries did not award any EU Ecolabel licences.
  • The data reported by Greece (number of products) are slightly underestimated for this reporting period, as not all products were able to be quantified. These statistics are subject for modification during the second quarter of 2015, following the second 2015 statistical reporting period.