Federal Environment Agency

Formulation and further development of the technical criteria

Blauer Engel UmweltbundesamtThe specialist department III 1.3 at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is responsible for answering all general questions about the environmental labelling of products and services and specifically for those dealing with the Blue Angel ecolabel. Furthermore, it acts as the office of the Environmental Label Jury and thus supports the work of the non-salaried jury.

The Federal Environment Agency receives all proposals for new environmental labels (so-called "new proposals"). The new proposals are presented by the Federal Environment Agency together with a specialist evaluation to the Environmental Label Jury for a decision. The Environmental Label Jury selects those product groups that are particularly suitable and returns them to the Federal Environment Agency for closer examination in the form of an investigative order. Once the required investigations have been completed, the Federal Environment Agency develops proposals for the specialist criteria that the product or service will need to fulfil to be awarded the environmental label. These award criteria are then discussed in the subsequent expert hearing that includes representatives from all relevant social groups: On the one hand, the criteria need to set strict standards, while on the other hand it is also important that they can actually be implemented in practice. The catalogue of criteria (Basic Award Criteria) are then presented to the Environmental Label Jury for ratification together with a proposal on the period of validity, the circumscription around the logo and its allocation to a particular protection goal.

In the case of existing environmental labels, the Federal Environment Agency has the task of reviewing the specialist criteria at regular intervals and further developing the environmental label. The Federal Environment Agency presents the revised award criteria to the Environmental Label Jury for ratification.

Address:
Specialist Department III 1.3 "Ecodesign, Eco-Labelling and Environmentally friendly Procurement" (Ökodesign, Umweltkennzeichnung, Umweltfreundliche Beschaffung)
Postfach 1406, 06813 Dessau-Roßlau

www.umweltbundesamt.de

contact form

Office of the Environmental Label Jury
Tel.: +49 (0)340 2103 3831

Contact person:

Dr. Hans-Hermann Eggers

Dr. Hans-Hermann Eggers

Federal Environment Agency
Phone:
+49 (0)340 2103 3831
  • Head of the "Ecodesign, Eco-Labelling and Environmentally friendly Procurement"
  • Head of the Office of the Environmental Label Jury within the Federal Environment Agency
  • Contact with international eco-labelling activities
Dr. Frank Brozowski

Dr. Frank Brozowski

Federal Environment Agency
Phone:
Tel.: +49 (0)340 - 2103-3012
  • Building and living: products made of wood/wood based materials (furniture, parquet, slatted frames ect.), low-emission composite wood panels, mattresses, elastic floor coverings, textile floorcoverings, flooring underlays (impact sound insulation)
Elke Kreowski

Elke Kreowski

Federal Environment Agency
Phone:
+49 (0)340 2103 3703
  • Electronic devices: energy-saving lamps, solar-powered products
  • Energy production: solar panels, photovoltaic inverters
  • Business: hot-air hand driers, towel roll systems, wet cleaning services, laundrettes, glass recycling containers, uninterruptible power supply systems, lead-free products, movement area de-icers for airfields
  • Gardening and landscaping: garden tools, environmentally friendly plant containers
  • Household: winter abrasives, flushing boxes, pipe cleaners, watches
  • General inquiries about the eco-label and its logo
Angela Kohls

Angela Kohls

Federal Environmental Agency
Phone:
+49 (0)340 2103 3675
  • Energy use: low-emission heating plants; small-scale cogeneration units, wood-pellet stoves, wood chips, hot-water storage tanks, heat pumps, Programmable radiator thermostats
  • Sanitary and hygiene products: sanitary additives, flushing-water additives
  • Building: construction machinery
  • Traffic: commercial vehicles and buses, replacement catalytic converters, e-bikes and car sharing
  • Gardening and landscaping: garden tools
  • Household: hair dryers, household cooker hoods, artists colours
Dagmar Huth

Dagmar Huth

Federal Environment Agency
Phone:
+49 (0)340 2103 3678
  • Office: products made from recycled paper and board
  • Living: wallpapers
  • Household: hygiene papers, filter bags
  • Editorial office of www.beschaffung-info.de
Grit Körber

Grit Körber

Phone:
+49 (0)340 - 2103-2788
  • national activities on the "Carbon Footprint"
  • coordination of national and international activities on the Green Public Procurement
Dr. Kristin Stechemesser

Dr. Kristin Stechemesser

Phone:
+49 (0)340 2103 2666
  • Household: shoes and textiles
  • Contact for the EU Ecolabel
Anke Oehm

Anke Oehm

Federal Environment Agency
Phone:
+49 (0)340 2103 3129
  • Building and living: wall paints, sealants, upholstery leathers, upholstered furniture, low emission floor-covering adhesives and other covering materials, low-solvent roof coatings and bitumen adhesives, approval testing of preservatives
Sally Otto

Sally Otto

Federal Environment Agency
Phone:
+49 (0)340 2103 3559
  • Public relation activities promoting the "Blue Angel" eco-label
  • Office: products made from recycled plastic, pens and stamps
  • Energy efficiency: electric kettles, espresso machines, power strip with master/slave switching, energy meters, baby monitors
  • Business: material from recycled plastic
Janine Braumann

Janine Braumann

Federal Environmental Agency
Phone:
+49 (0)340 2103 3705
  • Public relations activities promoting the "Blue Angel" eco-label
  • Assistance to the Jury chair in preparing position and background papers on the Blue Angel eco-label
  • Preparation of talks and media contacts of the Jury chair
  • Proposals for the developement of new criteria
  • Products: shipdesign, ship operation, shredders, mobility cards
Vanessa Wagner

Vanessa Wagner

Federal Environmental Agency
Phone:
+49 (0)340 2103 3640
  • Public relations activities promoting the "Blue Angel" eco-label
  • Office: smartphones, telephones, computer, projectors, router, interactive whiteboards, video conference systems, energy-efficient data center operation
  • Household: baby phones