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Certification Standards


The Green Tick ® Certification Standards are based on a life-cycle assessment of an organisation, product, service, programme or project from "cradle-to-grave" or from "cradle-to-cradle", depending on the scope of certification.


"Sustainability" means that, as a minimum, operations under the Applicant's direct control do not cause permanent harm to people or the environment. There are eight health and safety standards and 12 sustainability standards in the parent "SUSTAINABLE" ecolabel, with two or three more specific standards for carbon or service variants. 


Generally, at least 12 months' evidence of compliance with the standards is required with an application, and scope boundaries may be from "Inwards Goods" to "Outwards Goods".


Download a copy of the Certification Standards, or click on the document image to download. 

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