From 1st January 2018, the European natureplus institute will conduct the quality assurance for the natureplus eco-label. This association, under whose roof our long-term assessment partners have come together, is responsible for the relevant assessments worldwide and for the whole certification process from the initial commissioning to the award of the label.
The division between the label trusteeship (natureplus e. V.) and the award of the label is a precondition for the official state recognition of the natureplus eco-label. The natureplus institute is pursuing a state accreditation, according to EN 17065, as an environmental label certification body. The full scope of our existing competencies and experience will remain intact as those involved with the natureplus Institute are the same as those who were previously responsible for the natureplus assessments.
The licensees profit from diverse benefits. Through the organisational streamlining, the assessment processes can be tailored according to requirements. The planned, product-specific, adaptation of the assessment cycle reduces the overall cost and effort involved.
This enhancement of the label, the grouping of competences and the close networking of the partners guarantees a win-win situation for all participants.
Together with the natureplus institute SCE, the following partner institutes are responsible for the organisation and execution of the product assessments for the natureplus eco-label, which are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the natureplus award guidelines.
The assessments to verify the requirements are conducted by accredited laboratories and assessors in line with recognized international standards.