RAL gGmbH – The awarding body for the Blue Angel ecolabel

RAL ggmbh

RAL gGmbH is responsible for awarding the Blue Angel. It accepts the individual applications from the respective economic sectors offering the relevant products or services and then checks their compliance with the requirements and the full provision of the verification documentation. RAL gGmbH also obtains a statement from the federal state that is home to the applicant about the company's compliance with the environmental requirements. When all basic award criteria have been fulfilled, RAL gGmbH concludes a contract on the use of the environmental label with the applicant.

Furthermore, RAL gGmbH organises and carries out the expert hearings as part of the development process for new environmental labels and the revision of existing labels. 

Team RAL

Dipl.-Ing. (FH), MBA Christoph Eßer-Ayertey  | Head of the Environmental Label Department
Mr. Eßer-Ayertey is responsible for new requirements and revisions of the Basic Award Criteria, as well as for the EU Ecolabel.

Ms. Dipl-Biol. Klaudia Maniera, Mr. Dr. Peter Buttner, Ms. Dr. Andrea Rimkus, Ms. Dr. Susanne de Boor, Ms. M.Sc. Nicole Markiton, Ms. M.Sc. Antonia Pott, Ms. B.Sc. Henrike Buttner, Mr. Dr. Sven Ueberlein, Mr. Dr. Sebastian Burck, Ms. M.Sc. Sarah Gröls and Ms. M.Sc. Anne Worsch are responsible for processing the applications. The responsible persons for each product group can be found under the relevant Basic Award Criteria.

Ms. Nina Goepel and Ms. Kerstin Joester are responsible for the product information area, answering general questions and consulting, website management, coordinating trade fairs.

Ms. Stefanie Sobisch and Ms. Maik Bartoszewicz are responsible for contract management, creating certificates and providing logo files.


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