Here you can find news about the EU Ecolabel and learn about upcoming developments.
EU Ecolabel News Alert
Read the latest EU Ecolabel News Alert from December 2013.
5 November 2013: Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik: "Why do we need Ecolabels", Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) Conference
Read the press release for a written account of the GEN conference’s opening speech by The Environment Commissioner.
2011 EU Ecolabel Communications Award
Learn more about the winners of the 2011 EU Ecolabel Communications Award.
9 April 2010: Pindo Delli case is closed:
Following the Report "EU Ecolabel allows forest destruction - The case of Pindo Deli" issued by FERN on 9 April 2010, the Commission asked AFNOR, the French EU Ecolabel Competent Body, to carry out an in depth investigation to verify Pindo Deli's compliance with the criteria. This investigation was requested as the Commission was very concerned about the situation that could have been potentially very damaging for the EU Ecolabel image at the eyes of consumers and other stakeholders.
The Audit carried out by AFNOR has now been finalised. Read the conclusions.
The Audit clearly proved that there was full compliance with the criteria of the EU Ecolabel for copying and graphic paper valid at that time, especially on criterion 3 - sustainable forest management.