Univolt LSF0H Conduits Are Eco-friendly
"The companies awarded the Austrian Ecolabel set an example in protecting our environment. They take responsibility and thus contribute to the sustainable development of our country" says Maria Patek, Federal Minister of Sustainability and Tourism during the award ceremony on June 6th.
Award ceremony (from left to right):
Andreas Wanzenböck, Peter Steigenberger,
Federal Minister Maria Patek, Oliver Ferner-Prantner,
Dr. Ernst Pöcksteiner
The Austrian Ecolabel provides the public with information about the environmental impact of goods that arises from their production, usage and disposal and attracts the attention of users to alternative environment-friendly products.
The Austrian Ecolabel was created on initiative of the Federal Ministry of Environment in 1990 and is awarded by the Republic of Austria as represented by the Federal Minister of Sustainability and Tourism. The products and/or services for which guidelines have been drafted are subject to a holistic evaluation.
Not only the environmental effects of the use of a product or a service are recorded, but also the production process, quality and fitness for use ("lifecycle") are recorded. During the evaluation the following criteria are considered:
- Consumption of raw materials and energy
- Toxicity of ingredients
- Emissions (e.g. exhaust gases, sewage, noise)
- Disposal/recycling (waste, suitability for recycling)
- Distribution and transportation (as required)
- Quality, safety, longevity, ease of repair.
Products are evaluated by qualified independent inspection authorities, the Ecolabel is awarded for four years and has to be renewed after this period of time.
Ecolabel Guideline UZ 41 for Building Materials Made Of Plastics
According to this guideline only halogen-free and LSF0H compliant products will be awarded the Austrian Ecolabel.
Look for this sign to make sure to get certified eco-friendly products.