What does the Type III eco-label imply?
Eco-labels make a valuable contribution to the selection and development of eco-friendly products by presenting all environmentally relevant details transparently and clearly.
They thus serve as transparent consumer information but also act as proof in ecological building certification. The individual label types assess the purpose and the product type. Dissociated from the specific application, the independent verification ensures a high degree of reliability. Environmental product declarations emphasise the sustainable utilisation of natural resources in the Construction Products Regulation as well.
The objective of the Type III eco-label is the scientific proof of the ecological footprint of a product certified by independent institutions.
The eco-label of Types II is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer and is used as a manufacturer-defined marketing tool, e.g., CFC-free.
The eco-label of Types I is directed at private and commercial end consumers and generally has an evaluating character, e.g., Blue Angel for terminal devices.