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Schneider Electric's Green Premium ecolabel takes a new turn!

A few lines on the ecolabel 

The Green premium is an ecolabel set up in 2008 by Schneider Electric, one of the founding members of the PEP Ecopassport program. Dedicated to giving everyone exhaustive and transparent environmental information, the label relies on four criteria: the RoHS directive, the REACh regulation, the environmental profile and the product end-of-life instructions. It enables the diffusion of the optimum environmental information and a certification of each and every product thanks to a logo attached to them. It provides credibility to environmental information. Simultaneously, a database has been created and made accessible by clients on the internet. It is a real argument that makes the difference and which empowers users to quickly access all environmental information about their products. 

Schneider Electric's successful challenge

To emerge, the program generated important efforts within the company and they paid off. Indeed, Shneider Electric is today one of the key leaders when it comes to conformity and environmental report. Recently, 1500 clients have been polled and the result was highly encouraging. It showed that the Green Premium label was rooted in the mind of a significant portion of them. This positive outcome has encouraged the staff to continue the development of this promising ecolabel. 

A new generation of ecolabel 

For a year now, the environmental pole of Schneider Electric works on a daily basis to create a version of the program that matches the expectations and characteristics of today's society. Conscious that the demands of the market are changing, in particular with the bloom of various certifications in the building industry, the teams have to enlarge criteria in order to respond to the different segments. To carry out this substantial projetc, Schneider will retain the major criteria of the program presenting a certain amout of advantages regarding regulatory compliance, while acquiring flexibility. Consequently, their different targets will have the opportunity to add environmental detail that makes sense in their market. This idea has been conceptualized in 2007 and is being rolled out at the moment. 

Internationalization: a common objective

The PEP Ecopassport association plays a fundamental role in the development and evolution of the ecolabel, enabling Schneider to meet certain expectations in terms of building certifications. Both entities have the same perspective for the future: gain international acknowledgment. The PEP association has already set up numerous mutual recognition initiatives all over the world, including in China.