What is behind it?

Products and services that have been awarded the Blue Angel ecolabel are more environmentally-friendly than other comparable, standard products and services.

Many consumers ask themselves the question: "How can I purchase products and services without having any misgivings?" Every time you purchase a product or service, you ultimately decide either directly or indirectly about its impact on water, soil, air or your own health. In order to enable you to make your purchasing decisions based on environmental aspects, you require reliable and trustworthy information about the environmentally-relevant and health-related effects caused by a product. And this is precisely where the Blue Angel can provide you with assistance.

The Blue Angel guarantees that a product or service meets high standards when it comes to its environmental, health and performance characteristics. In the process, these products and services are always evaluated across their entire life cycle. Criteria are developed for each individual product group that must be fulfilled by those products and services awarded with the Blue Angel. And in order to reflect technological advances, the Federal Environmental Agency reviews these criteria every three to four years. This process requires companies to constantly improve the environmental friendliness of their products over time.