The initiative will rank products and services on their net environmental friendliness, with an eco-label certification provided by an authorized certifying body.
rnrnBacked by the Science and Technology Ministry and driven by local environmental NGO EMACE, the 21-member steering committee representing manufacturers, exporters, and local certifying bodies.
rnrnWorldwide, eco-labels have been used to cover diverse sectors from IT endash such as the common lquote energy star
quote label used now for computers, the telecommunications industry to agriculture and the hospitality industry.
rnrnThere are more than 40 such labelling programmes worldwide, both national and regional with countries like Canada, USA, Japan, Taiwan and even India already joined the ranks.
rnrnCountries like Taiwan and India have government and semi-government driven programmes.
rnrnMutual recognition linkages are also formed across countries, with common criteria also laid out, fostering trade across countries.rnrnEco-labellin