Business and Municipality

In addition to typical consumer products, the Blue Angel also offers environmentally-friendly alternatives for small trades, large consumers and public authorities. From replacement catalytic converters through to ship design – the diverse range of products and services awarded with Blue Angel environmental labels is simply unique.

The Blue Angel also has a special significance in the area of mobility: From catalytic converters and car sharing through to electric buses, the Blue Angel supports the transition to sustainable vehicle and mobility services.

Other relevant products and services with the Blue Angel for businesses and public authorities cover the areas of waste disposal and waste avoidance, as well as intermediate products such as leather and recycled plastics.

Construction sites and local authority vehicles are becoming quieter and cleaner

Noise emissions from construction sites or local authority vehicles are often considered very loud and disturbing. In order to protect workers and residents, it is important to operate equipment with low noise and low exhaust emissions. Therefore, the Blue Angel sets limits for the permissible sound pressure levels and exhaust emission levels.

Resource and eco-friendly data centres

Servers and data centres use more than 9.1 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity per year and this figure is increasing. The Blue Angel offers those responsible for public procurement or companies with reliable help in the selection of environmental criteria for invitations to tender for external data centre services.

Ship design and ship operation

The environmental label for Eco-Friendly Ship Design is designed for shipping company, shipyards and ship operators planning to construct a new ship. It is important to implement as many environmental innovations as possible during the design stage for the ship in order to utilise the potential for protecting the environment. The environmental label for ship operation is designed to promote the implementation of environmentally-friendly measures in the operation of already existing ships.