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Many international governments and organizations have developed eco-label schemes or other environmentally preferable purchasing programs. Please note that you may need to find and click on "English" links or buttons to convert some of these sites to English.

Blue Angel (Germany)
The Blue Angel is Germany's eco-label. Created in 1977, Blue Angel is one of the oldest ecolabelling programs in the world.

Eco Mark (Japan)
The Japan Environment Association develops environmental standards and permits products to bear the Eco Mark symbol.

Environmental Choice New Zealand
The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust is a voluntary, multiple specifications based environmental labelling programme, initiated and endorsed by the New Zealand Government.

Environmental Choice Program (Canada)
The Environmental Choice Program (ECP) is Environment Canada's eco-label program.

Environmental Label Award (Croatia)
The Environmental Label is awarded by Croatia's Ministry of Environmental Protection for products certified as meeting specific environmental performance criteria.

European Commission, Green Public Procurement
Policies, resources and guidance from the European Commission to increase the level of green public procurement in their member states.

European Union (EU) Eco-Label
The EU Eco-Label is used throughout the European Union as well as in Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland.

Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN)
GEN is a non-profit association of third-party, environmental performance labeling organizations founded in 1994 to improve, promote, and develop the ecolabelling of products and services.

Good Environmental Choice (Australia)
Good Environmental Choice is Australia's lifecycle environmental performance ecolabel.

Hong Kong Green Label Scheme (HKGLS)
HKGLS is an independent, not-for-profit and voluntary scheme for the certification of environmentally preferable products launched in 2000 by the Green Council and the Hong Kong Productivity Council.

Green Mark (Taiwan)
Green Mark is Taiwan's program to guide the consumers in purchasing green products and to encourage manufacturers to design and supply environmental benign products.

Green Purchasing Network (Japan)
The Green Purchasing Network (GPN) was established in February 1996 to promote green purchasing among consumers, companies and governmental organizations in Japan.

Korea Eco-Label
The Korea Eco-labelling Program certifies qualifying eco-products for excellent quality and performance, as well as general environmental friendliness during the entire production process.

National Programme for Labelling Environmentally Friendly Products (Czech Republic)
The Czech Ecolabelling Agency manages that Czech National Eco-labelling Programme, which labels "environmentally friendly" products.

NF Environnement Mark (France)
The NF Environnement mark is official French ecological certification.

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Environmental Directorate
The OECD Environment Directorate provides governments with the analytical basis to develop environmental policies that are effective and economically efficient.

GreenLabel (Singapore)
The Singapore Green Labelling Scheme was launched in 1992 by the Ministry of the Environment, and awards the GreenLabel to products meeting specific environmental criteria.

Swan Eco-Label (Nordic Countries)
The Swan is the official Nordic eco-label introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

TCO Development (Sweden)
TCO Development provides certification and environmental labeling of office equipment designed to improve the work environment and the external environment.

TerraChoice (Canada)
TerraChoice is a science-based environmental marketing firm.

Thai Green Label Scheme (Thailand)
The Thai Green Label Scheme was launched in 1994 by the Thailand Environment Institute in association with the Ministry of Industry, and awards the Green Label to products meeting specific environmental criteria.

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