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25 years Austrian Ecolabel - a success story

20. November 2015

Environmental-friendly products and services take over the market

The Austrian eco-label covers a wide range of goods and services representing a strong foundation for a modern and environmentally well balanced economy. Currently more than 3,400 products and services, 340 tourism organizations, 120 schools and educational institutions and 63 Green-Meeting services bear the label designed by famed artist, late Friedensreich Hundertwasser. More than 900 licensees with a turnover of more than EUR 800 million illustrate the great importance and its dynamic development. "Environmental-friendly products and services conquer the market. The Austrian eco-label is a valuable guide for consumers and guarantees high quality standards ", underlined Rupprechter. They all stand for guaranteed environmental sustainability and predominantly regional origin. The number of licensees and of certified products and services is increasing by around 10 percent annually. 

The Austrian eco-label started in 1990 as a promising idea - today it is a "incomparable success story," said Federal Minister of Environment Andrä Rupprechter on 11 November at the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Ecolabel. 


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