Who is behind it?

The Blue Angel is supported by the following four institutions:

  • The Environmental Label Jury is the independent, decision-making body for the Blue Angel and includes representatives from environmental and consumer associations, trade unions, industry, the trade, crafts, local authorities, academia, the media, churches, young people and the German federal states.

  • The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit) is the owner of the label. It regularly provides information on the decisions taken by the Environmental Label Jury.

  • The Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt) in the specialist department "Ecodesign, Eco-Labelling and Environmentally friendly Procurement" acts as the office of the Environmental Label Jury and develops the specialist criteria in the form of the Basic Award Criteria for the Blue Angel environmental label.

  • RAL gGmbH is the awarding body for the environmental label. It organises the process for developing the relevant award criteria in independent expert hearings – which involve all relevant interest groups.