In 2003, the China Environmental Labelling Program was lauched by Environmental Protection Administration Environmental Certification Centre (now call " China Environmental United Certification Center, CEC). They had developed a set
of technical criteria for each product category
of the Scheme and each product has to be
independently assessed by undertaking On-site
Inspection and Sample Product Testing, and
the test results will be subjected to review
and approval. It has adopted international
standards and fulfills the technological
requirement of environmental products proclaimed
by the National Environmental Protection
Products with environmental
labels possess superior quality and environmental
performance. Annual inspection and random
sample checks will be carried out to ensure
that good standards are maintained at all
times. Since 1994 up to mid 2006, assessments
have been conducted for 800 enterprises,
and 12,000 products have been awarded the
China Environmental Labelling Program assists
the general public to become more environmentally
responsible in their everyday life by raising
the awareness and promote green consumerism.
It also assists enterprises not to be wasteful
in using resources and non-renewable energy,
encourages the development and production
of green products which are friendly to
the environment and not harmful to human.
It also enables enterprises in China to
gain a competitive edge in international
trade. In a way the China Environmental
Label has formed an environmental bridge
for enterprises, consumers and the government.
For more information, please visit the website http://www.sepacec.com.