The Blue Angel is the first and most well-known quality label of the world.
For more than 35 years it labels products being particularily environmentally and climatically friendly: up till today more than 12000 times the Blue Angel mark has been awarded to products and services.
The basic criteria of the Blue Angel are revised every three to four years.
The Blue Angel consists of
- the Environmental Label Jury as its independent, decision-making body including representatives different areas like environmental and consumer associations, trade unions, industry, the trade, crafts, local authorities, academia, the media, churches, young people and the German federal states.
- The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit) as its owner
- The Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt) in the specialist department “Ecodesign, Eco-Labelling and Environmentally friendly Procurement” as office of the Environmental Label Jury and developer of the basic criteria
- RAL gGmbH as its awarding body and manager of involving interested groups during criteria development