Certification of your products

New proposals and investigative orders

New proposals can be submitted by anybody to the German Environment Agency. The proposal should include clear and comprehensively substantiated reasons for how the product or service differentiates itself in terms of its environmental characteristics from other products/services with the same intended use (competing products).

New proposals

Neuvorschläge können von jeder Person, Firma, öffentlicher oder privater Organisation beim Umweltbundesamt eingereicht werden. Dabei sollte ausführlich begründet und nachvollziehbar belegt werden, wodurch sich das Produkt oder die Dienstleistung in seinen Umwelteigenschaften von anderen Produkten/Dienstleistungen mit demselben Gebrauchszweck (Konkurrenzprodukten) unterscheidet.

Further information on the required content can be found in the „Information sheet on submitting new proposals for the Blue Angel“, which is available as a PDF document. It may be necessary to also enclose product descriptions etc.

Please understand that we are still working on various new products and services, so that we can only review and take up a few new proposals. Exceptions are possible if products and services are used in a wide range of applications, they have a high potential for environmental relief and they fit in with the existing Blue Angel product portfolio or key areas of work of the Federal Environment Agency. We will be pleased to advise you in advance by telephone.

Do you need any further information? We’ll be happy to help you:

Umweltbundesamt
Office of the Environmental Label Jury
P.O. Box 1406, 06813 Dessau
Germany

Pending investigative orders

In some product categories, the Environmental Label Jury has already issued investigative orders to the German Environment Agency. The German Environment Agency develops award criteria for these product categories. The number of investigative orders that can be issued is not defined. This is at the discretion of the Environmental Label Jury.

The investigative orders have been collected together in the following overview (Status: January 21):

Building sector

  • Liquid chiller based on natural refrigerants
  • Artificial turf
  • Separation systems for retrofitting existing stoves

Services

  • Sustainable events
  • Climate-neutral delivery services
  • Catering and canteen operation

Consumer products

  • Potting soils and growing media
  • Filaments for 3D printing
  • Craft glue
  • Baking paper

Others

  • Developer-free thermal papers
  • Antifouling paints and coatings for ships