Green Label

Our Green Label list keeps tracks of all the important labels that should guide your consumer choice.

Because there is a power we all have but so many of us are not aware of: shopping.

Each time you give your hardly earn money to a company, it's a vote of support. You are encouraging this company to continue what it’s doing.

So choose wisely who you want to support.


Best ecolabel ever:

The product directly contributes to wildlife conservation, and the communities living with the wildlife are involved in the making of the product!

Yay!

Another great over-arching ecolabel, ensuring the protection of the environment and well-being of communities is:

Guaranty a environmentally and socially high standard for farms or forest operation, applied to products such as coffee, tea, chocolate, fruit, ready to drink beverages and juices, flowers, paper and tissue products, furniture and more.

And this ecolabel is so important for some beautiful wildlife species that can go extinct in the near future if we don't act, I'm talking about the palm oil impact on wildlife:

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)certifies that palm oil is produced sustainably and is traceable.

Otherwise, don't buy products with palm oil! And be aware, palm oil creeps in almost everything packaged you can find at the supermarket (and palm oil has many concealing names...).

Green Label List: Food

Organic

Organic food is better for you because it contains less nasties, and it's also much better for the environment. Particularly, using less chemicals preserves our waterways and our pollinators and other great insects.

Organic produce from UK.

Organic certification in California.

Certification for organic products in the EU.

Certification for organic products that are locally grown and distributed locally (US).

The Austrian label for organic food.

The French label for organic food.

Organic certification in Rio de Janeiro.

The South African label for organic food.

The Italian label for organic food.

The label for organic food in Australia and New Zealand.

Another logo for organic food in Australia, where the origin is Australian.

Another logo for New Zealand organic food, where the origin of the products is also in New Zealand.

Belgium label for organic products which has higher standards than the European levels.

Label for organic products in Greece and Bulgaria.

Organic label in Germany.

Another organic label in Germany.

Logo for organic food, where the origin of the products is Switzerland.

Logo for British Columbia organic food.

Canadian label for organic products.

Coffee

Coffee is grown using practice that create bird habitats. This label is only available for organic coffee.

For Starbucks coffee producers that use sustainable practices.

Sea food, fish

Friend of the Sea: fisheries that exploit fish that are not over-exploited, use method that don't destroy on seabed and that have less than 8% by-catch (non target species killed for nothing).

Fisheries that fish sustainably, minimise environmental impacts has an effective management.

Tuna label that certifies no deliberate netting or circling of dolphins.

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) establishes standards for aquaculture and seafood to become more sustainable.

Seafood that is produced with a respect for biodiversity and workers.

Certification for Australian lobsters that respect some environmental and welfare standards.

Meet

Meet like beef, pork, lamb and poultry are certified with the American Grassfed label when the animals have only eaten their mum's milk and grass, have not been confined but have been raised on pasture, and have not received hormones or antibiotics.

Dairy products (milk, butter, cheese...)

The animals that have produce the milk, butter, cheese etc. with the American Grassfed label have only eaten their mum's milk and grass, have not been confined but have been raised on pasture, and have not received hormones or antibiotics.

Eggs

The chicken that produced eggs with the American Grassfed label have only eaten  grass, have not been confined but free-ranged, and have not received hormones or antibiotics.

Sugar

Standards for the sugarcane industry to achieve better environmental and social outcomes.

Animal welfare

Farming technique where the farm animals are able to express their natural behaviour and are raised in pasture. This label can only be given to family farms.

For companies that commit to stop their involvement with animal testing.

Certification that animals are humanly treated when creating this product (mainly for dairy, lamb, poultry and beef)

This product contains no animal ingredient and is not tested on animals.

Green Label List: Clothes, shoes

Social and environmental standards for cotton growers to be more sustainable.

bluesign standards reduce the textile industry's ecological footprint.

Best Management Practices is a label representing Australian cotton growers that care for the environment.

The Global Organic Textile Standard certifies the use of organic fibres and high environmental standards for all stage of production.

Nike's sustainable line of shoes.

Green Label List: Cosmetics

Certification that material used in this product are natural, such as plant oils, fats, waxes, herbal extracts and essential oils.

The BDIH Standard defines the requirements to be certified as above, with particular attention to animal welfare and species protection.

Green Label List: Cleaning

The Charter for Sustainable Cleaning is encouraging businesses in the Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products industry as well as consumers to become more sustainable.

Design for the Environment Safer Product Labeling Program certifies products such as all-purpose cleaners, laundry detergents, and carpet and floor care that have high environmental standards.

Green Label List: Paper

Certifies of responsible forest management and assessment of the environmental impact of the converting process of the paper.

Green Label List: Furniture

Wooden products coming from sustainably managed forest.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifies environmentally responsible practices for management of forests and ensure the wood is traced from the forest to the consumer (chain of custody).

Chilean certification of forests that are sustainably managed.

Green Label List: Batteries

Lead batteries manufacturers that commit to recycling their batteries and have low emissions.

Green Label List: Building

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System rate the sustainability of buildings.

Design for the Environment Safer Product Labeling Program certifies products with high environmental standards.

Canadian standards for energy and environmental performance of buildings.

Environmental impacts of a construction material, product or building system.

BRE Environmental Assessment Method for environmental assessment of buildings.

Recognise environmentally responsible residential buildings or renovations: bronze, silver or gold levels.

German certification for green buildings.

Certification for green buildings in Japan.

Green Label List: Energy

Identifies the most energy efficient appliances in Canada, USA and New Zealand.

Gives the energy efficiency of appliances in the EU.

Green Label List: Water

Gives you the water efficiency of the product you're looking at.

Green Label List: Climate

Carbon-care

Carbon care - Champion is for entities that tackle climate change by measuring, reducing and off-setting their carbon footprint.

CarbonFootprintProducts

The Carbon Footprint of Products (CFP) gives you the carbon footprint of a product before you consider buying it. Use it to compare and choose what you buy!

carbonfree-certified

Products / companies that have no carbon emission by off setting.

Products / companies / services that have measured and reduced their emissions, and have achieved no carbon emission.

Yet another certification for products / companies that have no carbon emission by off setting.

A pledge to reduce the carbon footprint of the product in less than 2 years.

For organisations achieving real decreased carbon footprint year after year.

Certification for organisations, products, services and events that measure, reduce and offset their emissions.

Certification specialised in large and and / or polluting organisations to measure and reduce their gas emissions.

Green Label List:Vehicle

Gives you the fuel efficiency and greenhouse impact for a car (Australia).

Green Label List: Businesses

Small businesses that embrace sustainability in water usage, energy efficiency, decreasing waste, preventing pollution and reducing their carbon footprint.

Businesses that meet high standards  environmentally and socially.

Green Label List: Services

Hotels using only organic products for food, beverages, coffee, cocoa, cosmetics...

Restaurant that are committed to sustainability by improving their practices with regards to Energy, Water, Waste, Chemicals, Food, and Packaging.

Restaurants and suppliers with a commitment to sustainability.

Restaurant trying to make environmentally friendly decisions regarding which seafood they serve, based on up-to-date scientific information.

An insurance that nature based tourism follows sustainable practices. There's three levels, Nature Tourism, Eco Tourism and Advanced Eco Tourism.

Ethical labels

We added these because we strongly believe a fair world will be better equipped to protect wildlife...

This certifies an ethical treatment of farmers and workers in developing countries.

Another certification of social accountability and fair trade.


Embrace your consumer power and shop sustainably!

Each time you give money to the good guys, you push the world a little bit closer to a green, fair, sustainable world. It is worth the few minutes of reflexion and comparison of the different products on offer. And if one product has a green label, the comparison is quick and easy!