Consumers contribute to new Environmental label standard

labelDoing one’s bit for the environment has become a reflex for many consumers, who are attentive to the environmental impact of the products they buy. Environmental statements, symbols or graphics proliferate on products or package labels, which made it necessary to develop environmental labelling standards that take into consideration all the relevant aspects of the life-cycle of a product.

To help you find your way around the labelling mayhem, a new edition of ISO 14021:2016, Environmental labels and declarations – Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling), has just been published and deals with all environmental claims voluntarily made by companies for their products. Read more here

CFA representative John Henry is on the Standards Australia national mirror committee EV-003 Environmental labelling which contributed to the development of this standard.

John also contributed to Environmental labels and declarations: How ISO standards help

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