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.
Siegburger Straße 39
53757 Sankt Augustin
Phone: +49 (0)2241 – 2 55 16-0
Fax: +49 (0)2241 – 2 55 16-11
Lawyer Henning Scholtz
Head of the Environmental Label Department
Tel.: +49 (0) 2241 – 2 55 16-23
Mr. Scholtz is responsible for new requirements and revisions of the Basic Award Criteria, as well as for the EU Ecolabel.
Dipl.-Ing. Friedrich Degen
Tel.: +49 (0) 2241 – 2 55 16-37
Dipl-Biol. Klaudia Maniera
Tel.: +49 (0) 2241 – 2 55 16-43
Dr. Peter Buttner
Tel.: +49 (0) 2241 – 2 55 16-52
Dr. Andrea Rimkus
Tel.: +49 (0) 2241 – 2 55 16-51
Friedrich Degen, Klaudia Maniera, Dr. Peter Buttner and Dr. Andrea Rimkus are responsible for processing the applications. The employee responsible for each product group can be found in the relevant Basic Award Criteria.
Tel.: +49 (0) 2241 – 2 55 16-38
Stefanie Sobisch is responsible for general contractual work, the administration of the websites and answering general questions.