Green Labeling and Sustainable Development
Generally, green labeling refers to the accreditation activities of products in line with the specific environmental standards of authority. Green labels are also known as environmental labels or eco-labels. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines green labels as symbols printed on products or their packaging to advertise environmental quality or characteristics. Green labeling is an important initiative to address the problem of environmental deterioration and urges more countries and regions to start the path of sustainable development in order to protect the environment. In 1987, the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development released the report “Our Common Future,” commonly called the “Brundtland Report.” The report proposed the concept of sustainable development, which is now widely recognized. It defined that “sustainable development means that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future...
KeywordsGreen labeling Eco-innovation process Green products Environmental management system
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