Submitting an application

Only online in the future
In combination with the simultaneous introduction of electronic archiving at RAL Environment, new applications or changes will only be accepted online via the WEB-PORTAL from 1 July 2020. Licence holders who have not yet registered to use the WEB-PORTAL should thus register in the next few weeks. More informations and the instructions for WEB-PORTAL can be found here.

Every product group with a Blue Angel ecolabel has its own Basic Award Criteria containing individual requirements that need corresponding verification. Firstly check whether Basic Award Criteria already exist for the product or service you offer on the market. Take a look in the section existing basic award criteria to see if your product or service is already allocated to a product group.

  1. If you find Basic Award Criteria for the Blue Angel ecolabel for your product or service, these criteria and other documentation for the application are available for download. The Basic Award Criteria are available in German and English. And the application can also be submitted in either German or English. To submit your application to RAL gGmbH, please use the online application portal exclusively. Instructions on how to use the web portal can be downloaded there as a pdf file.

    You can receive assistance for the submission of your application on: 
    Tel.: +49 (0)228 68895 190
    Fax: +49 (0)228 68895 430

  2. If you are not able to allocate your product or service to one of the existing Basic Award Criteria, please check whether your product is included in the list of pending investigative orders or please send us a new proposal.

A: ... for existing Basic Award Criteria


B: ... for the development of new Basic Award Criteria

  1. The supplier submits their application
    In order to use the environmental label, verification of compliance with the requirements is sent to the awarding body RAL
    RAL gGmbH
    Fränkische Straße 7, 53229 Bonn
    Tel.: +49 (0)228 68895 190
    Fax: +49 (0)228 68895 430

  2. RAL
    Checks the application for the use of the environmental label for compliance with the stipulated requirements

  3. Federal state
    Submits statement

  4. RAL
    Conclusion of the contract on the use of the environmental label with the supplier/manufacturer

  5. Advertising by the supplier using the environmental label based on the contract on the use of the environmental label concluded with RAL





UBA: German Environment Agency
Jury UZ: Environmental Label Jury
BMU: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
BDI: Federation of German Industries
VZBV: Federal Association of Consumer Protection Organizations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband)
StiWa: Stiftung Warentest

  1. Anybody can submit a new proposal
    including comprehensive information on the product to the following address:
    German Environment Agency FG III 1.3,
    Office of the Environmental Label Jury
    Postfach 1406, 06813 Dessau
    Tel.: +49 (0)340 2103 3375
    Fax: +49 (0)340 2104 2207

  2. Specialist evaluation by the German Environment Agency

  3. The Environmental Label Jury decides on the investigative order

  4. German Environment Agency
    Expert preparation and proposals for the Basic Award Criteria

  5. RAL
    Organisation of the expert hearing

  6. Expert hearing
    • RAL (Chair)
    • UBA
    • Sector supplying the product/service (BDI)
    • Consumer associations (BVZV/StiWa)
    • Environmental associations if required
    • Trade unions if required
    • Other experts if required
    Recommendations for the Environmental Label Jury

  7. Environmental Label Jury
    Ratification of the Basic Award Criteria

  8. Announcement of the decisions
    Announcement of the decisions by the BMU