Costs for the Blue Angel / Schedule of fees

If you want to use the Blue Angel for your product or service and comply with all of the requirements in the existing Basic Award Criteria, you can make an application for the use of the Blue Angel environmental label.

The awarding body RAL gGmbH charges a one-off fee of 250 EUR (plus the statutory level of VAT) for processing the application for the use of the Blue Angel ecolabel. If the label holder applies for an extension of the right to use the environmental label for other products or services authorised to carry the label, which are sold on the market under a different brand name and/or distributed by a different sales organisation, a processing fee of 150 EUR (plus the statutory level of VAT) is to be paid in each case by the applicant to RAL gGmbH for the conclusion of a contract extension. After the conclusion of a contract on the use of the environmental label, a yearly fee based on a graduated scale is to be paid to RAL. The size of the fee is determined by the total yearly sales of all of the products or services awarded with the environmental label in accordance with the corresponding Basic Award Criteria. The following schedule of fees is currently valid:

Yearly fee for the use of the environmental label:

Annual Sales (in Million Euros)Annual Fee (in Euros)*Fee Category
up to 0.25 270.00 1
more than 0.25 up to 1.0 540.00 2
more than 1.0 up to 2.5 1080.00 3
more than 2.5 up to 5.0 2110.00 4
more than 5.0 up to 15.0 3050.00 5
more than 15.0 up to 25.0 4500.00 6
more than 25.0 6000.00 7

* plus value-added tax (VAT)