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Rainforest Certified

Rainforest Certified

Rainforest Certified

Many businesses claim their products are sustainable, but how do consumers really know? Increasingly, they are demanding an independent, third-party seal of approval. Distinguish your goods and services through the Rainforest Alliance's family of marks.
Farms, forestry operations and other businesses that meet the appropriate certification and verification standards earn access to the Rainforest Alliance family of marks for on- and off-product promotions.
Agriculture
Rainforest Alliance Certification offers farms a way to distinguish their products as being socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Forestry
Our diverse set of certification and verification services includes forest certification; legality, logging and forest carbon verification and validation; and forest products chain-of-custody certification (wood, paper, furniture and more).
Tourism
We offer verification services to hotels, restaurants and inbound tour operators who are interested in improving their environmental, social and economic practices and are on their way to obtaining certification.
Forest Carbon
We offer validation and verification services to forest-based carbon projects under a variety of credible standards, including the Chicago Climate Exchange, Plan Vivo and the Verified Carbon Standard.
www.rainforest-alliance.org/certification-verification

Green Seal

green seal

Green Seal is a non-profit organization that uses science-based programs to empower consumers, purchasers and companies to create a more sustainable world.
Green Seal is a pioneer in promoting a sustainable economy.  In 1989 there were no other environmental certification programs in the US and our founders had the foresight to recognize the need for a tool to help shoppers find truly green products. They developed the Green Seal as a non-profit to stand for absolute integrity. Over the years the reputation of the Seal brand has grown to symbolize environmental leadership, and it continues to represent unquestionably green products and services.
Cleaning products, paper, hotels, paints, printing, cleaning services.
www.greenseal.org 

PEFC labels

pefc
pefc

The PEFC labels assist businesses, consumers, forest owners and managers, and other stakeholders to identify and promote merchandise and goods from forests that are managed sustainably.
Demand for PEFC certification has increased incrementally in recent years, an increase matched by growing awareness of the potential role of forests in tackling societal challenges such as climate change. Today, the importance of certification resonates with the public at large.
Presently, PEFC is the world's largest certification organization representing over 230 million hectares of certified forests – an area equivalent to the size of the whole of Mexico, or equal to the size of France, Germany, Italy and the UK combined.
Using the logo and label enables certified companies and forest owners to:

  • demonstrate their  commitment to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility
  • attract environmentally and socially-minded customers and consumers
  • help generate awareness and demand for products from PEFC-certified forests
  • highlight their engagement with sustainable forest management

www.pefc.org
Use the PEFC directory to find certified timber products: http://register.pefc.cz/search1.asp 

FSC label

The FSC is an international organisation that encourages timber product and paper manufacturers to find alternate ways to produce in place of bad forestry practices, the only certificate scheme which ensures that the forests are managed in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
The FSC label ensures that the forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources. There is a verified chain of custody of timber from forests all all along the supply chain.
FSC certification provides a mechanism for companies, organizations, and communities to demonstrate their commitment to the FSC Principles and Criteria for responsible forest management and be part of the FSC solution.

Use the FSC product directory to find suppliers of FSC certified timber and timber products around the world: http://info.fsc.org
www.fsc.orgwww.fscaustralia.org

 

Ecolabel – Europe

ecolabel

ecolabel
The European Ecolabel is a voluntary scheme, established in 1992 to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment. Products and services awarded the Ecolabel carry the flower logo, allowing consumers - including public and private purchasers - to identify them easily. Today the EU Ecolabel covers a wide range of products and services, with further groups being continuously added. Product groups include cleaning products, appliances, paper products, textile and home and garden products, lubricants and services such as tourist accommodation.
While the logo may be simple, the environmental criteria behind it are tough, and only the very best products, which are kindest to the environment, are entitled to carry the EU Ecolabel.
L'Ecolabel (Regolamento CE n. 1980/2000) è il marchio europeo di qualità ecologica che premia i prodotti e i servizi migliori dal punto di vista ambientale, che possono così diversificarsi dai concorrenti presenti sul mercato, mantenendo comunque elevati standard prestazionali. Infatti, l'etichetta attesta che il prodotto o il servizio ha un ridotto impatto ambientale nel suo intero ciclo di vita.
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/index_en.htm
Il marchio Ecolabel, il cui logo è rappresentato da un fiore (la margherita), è uno strumento volontario, selettivo e con diffusione a livello Europeo. I criteri ecologici e prestazionali sono messi a punto in modo tale da permettere l'ottenimento dell'Ecolabel solo da parte di quei prodotti che abbiano raggiunto l'eccellenza ambientale.
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/index_en.htm