The Environmental Label Jury
The jury decides which product groups and service sectors should be awarded the Blue Angel. In addition, it discusses and ratifies the respective award criteria developed by the Federal Environment Agency. The members of the jury are independent and impartial. Membership of the jury is carried out on a voluntary and non-salaried basis.
The jury consists of 16 natural persons who are appointed by the Federal Environment Minister. 14 members of the jury are appointed for a period of three years in agreement with the Chairman of the German Conference of Environment Ministers (UMK). The jury involves all relevant social groups and includes representatives from environmental and consumer associations, as well as those from trade and industry. Two other members of the jury are representatives of the German federal states. One state representative is taken from the environment ministry of the state that currently holds the position of chairman of the UMK. The second is taken from the state that previously held the position of chairman of the UMK. In contrast to the other members, these state representatives are only appointed for a period of two years. The jury meets at least twice a year at their scheduled meetings. In between these meetings, the chairman represents the jury at events and discussions. In the first meeting for the relevant term of office, the jury elects a chairman from amongst the Environmental Label Jury and decides on their work programme for their term of office.
Current Environmental Label Jury:
Dr. Volker Teichert (Jury Chairman)
Dr. Ralf-Rainer Braun
Federal Minister, ret. Prof. Dr. Edda Müller
Dr. Benjamin Bongardt
Dr. Holger Brackemann
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Finkbeiner
Fachgebiet Sustainable Engineering
Abteilung Wirtschafts-, Energie- und Umweltpolitik
Prof. Dr. Helmut Horn
Am Köllnischen Park 1
Franz-Josef von Kempis
Department of Environmental Policy