Der Blaue Engel
Products and services that have been awarded the Blue Angel ecolabel are more environmentally-friendly than other comparable products and services. If you use products or services holding the Blue Angel ecolabel, you can be sure that you are doing something good for yourself, the environment and the future. This is because the Blue Angel is an environmental label organised by the federal government of Germany for the protection of people and the environment. It sets very strict standards, is independent and has proven itself over more than 35 years as a guide for selecting environmentally-friendly products. The Blue Angel logo consists of the following three elements:
The label: The fundamental element of the Blue Angel is the trusted blue emblem of the United Nations Environment Programme in the form of a ring with a laurel wreath and a person with outstretched arms in the centre.
The circumscription: This indicates the significant environmental benefits offered by the labelled products e.g. "because made of 100% recycled paper" ("weil aus 100 % Altpapier"). These main benefits are derived from the comprehensive and product-specific set of award criteria. The criteria for each product group take into account all relevant environmental aspects.
The protection goal: It specifies the relevant environmental medium that is protected to the greatest extent by the labelled product e.g. "Protects resources".