21 Jan '12, 7pm

Eco-labels: radical rethink required - #Sustainability #Eco-labels #Consumers

Eco-labels: radical rethink required - #Sustainability #Eco-labels #Consumers

Sustainability labels should focus more on actual company performance When we talk about the “eco-label model” we’re really talking about a combination of three things. First, standards – a set of requirements, usually taking a consensus-based approach. Second, certifications – providing assurance of conformity against this standard. And, third, the eco-labels themselves – on-pack marks that indicate conformance with the standard. This model came into being over 30 years ago, and, surprisingly, has changed very little in that time. Pioneers And until now, it could be argued, little change was needed. Certification, labelling and the standards-setting organisations behind them have been pioneers in building a more sustainable economy. For businesses, they provide a credible reference point for collective action, access to expertise and networks, and can spur demand for cert...

Full article: http://www.ethicalcorp.com/environment/eco-labels-radical...

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