The Blue Angel maintains close cooperation with international organisations and other national Type-1 environmental labels, which also play an important role in their respective countries as guides for sustainable consumption.
An important part of this process are the agreements on mutual recognitions (so-called Mutual Recognition Agreements). In general, these agreements involve close cooperation in the development of award criteria and the mutual examination and certification of applications for the use of the labels. In particular, this makes it easier for companies to use environmental labels in other relevant countries.
The Blue Angel has up to now signed agreements with Austria, China, Japan and Korea.
The German Environment Agency is also a member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) with the Blue Angel. In addition, the German Environment Agency and RAL gGmbH are responsible as competent bodies for awarding the EU Ecolabel in Germany.