EU Eco-Label Scheme

The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label used to denote the eco-friendly life-cycle of a product from pre-production to disposal. Support offered includes awareness raising actions and information campaigns for consumers, producers, retailers and the general public aimed at promoting the use of the eco-label.

There is no funding available under this programme; it is simply a voluntary Eco-label scheme denoting the eco-friendly life-cycle of a product from pre-production to disposal.

However, support is available in the guise of awareness-raising actions and information campaigns for consumers, producers, retailers and the general public aimed at promoting the use of the Eco-label.

To participate in the scheme, organisations must pay an annual licence fee. The amount varies depending on the size of the organisation as follows:

  • Micro organisation - £450
  • Small or medium sized enterprise (SME) - £950
  • Large organisations - £2,250

A discount is available if the organisation is registered on either of the following schemes:

  • 30% for the eco-management and audit scheme
  • 15% for ISO 14001                       

There may also be an inspection fee. Inspections are carried out for specific reasons and may incur a fee. The usual cost is about £1,700 plus VAT (more if the inspected site is outside the UK). The exact amount will vary depending on where the site is, and the inspectors’ travel costs etc.

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