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

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For Blue Angel Label the following products can be tested by eco-INSTITUT*:
  • Construction products

    • Floor covering adhesives
    • Internal plasters
    • Construction and furnishing panels for interior construction
    • Covering materials
    • Flooring underlays
    • Thermal insulation materials
    • Suspended ceilings
  • Floor coverings

    • Floor coverings made of wood and wood-based materials
    • Resilient floor coverings
    • Panel made of wood and wood-based materials
    • Textile floor coverings
  • Leather
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture
    • Bed frames
    • Furniture made of wood and wood-based materials
    • Upholstered furniture
  • Doors of wood and wood-based materials

*Please note: the Blue Angel label is not awarded by eco-INSTITUT itself. eco-INSTITUT is Blue Angel-approved testing laboratory focussing on VOC emissions.



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