The Environmental Label Jury

The independent decision-making body

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.

Members of the Environmental Label Jury

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. Volker Teichert (Jury Chairman)

Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, reg. Assoc.
Schmeilweg 5
69118 Heidelberg
Dr. Ralf-Rainer Braun

Dr. Ralf-Rainer Braun

Stadt Hagen
Amtsleiter Umweltamt
Postfach 4249
58042 Hagen
Federal Minister, ret. Prof. Dr. Edda Müller

Federal Minister, ret. Prof. Dr. Edda Müller

c/o Umweltbundesamt
Bismarckplatz 1
14193 Berlin
Dr. Benjamin Bongardt

Dr. Benjamin Bongardt

NABU
Bundesgeschäftsstelle NABU
10108 Berlin
Dr. Holger Brackemann

Dr. Holger Brackemann

Foundation for Comparative Product Testing
Lützowplatz 11-13
10785 Berlin
Monika Büning

Monika Büning

Federation of German Consumer Organisations
Markgrafenstraße 66
10969 Berlin
Kai Falk

Kai Falk

German Retail Federation
Am Weidendamm 1A
10117 Berlin
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Finkbeiner

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Finkbeiner

Technische Universität Berlin Institut für Technischen Umweltschutz
Fachgebiet Sustainable Engineering
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Michel Durieux

Michel Durieux

Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks
Abteilung Wirtschafts-, Energie- und Umweltpolitik
Mohrenstraße 20/21
10117 Berlin
Prof. Dr. Helmut Horn

Prof. Dr. Helmut Horn

BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany) - National Executive Board
Bundesgeschäftsstelle
Am Köllnischen Park 1
10179 Berlin
Franz-Josef von Kempis

Franz-Josef von Kempis

Federation of German Industries
Department of Environmental Policy
Breite Straße 29
10178 Berlin
Daniel Schneider

Daniel Schneider

DGB-Bundesvorstand
Henriette-Herz-Platz 2
10178 Berlin

Otto Bischlager

Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz
Referat Ressourcenmanagement
Rosenkavalierplatz 2
81925 München

Michael Thielke

Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt
Abt. IX – Umweltpolitik, Abfallwirtschaft, Immissionsschutz
Brückenstraße 6
10179 Berlin

Yvonne Willicks

Lucas Niño

Lucas Niño