As the unique full member of GEN in Latin America, ABNT has been working hard in Latin America in order to show to the consumers, governments and companies the benefits of using Ecolabelling as a tool to enhance the environmental quality of products and to communicate to consumers, through a third-party certification, the environmental friendliness of Ecolabeled products.

Implemented in

  • Latin America / Caribbean

Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Consumer Goods, Public Procurement

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation

Start date
01/08/2017

End date
31/07/2020

Objectives

Over the last ten years, the Brazilian Government has been working with ABNT to develop the process of Green Public Procurement, using the Type I Ecolabels as a technical requirement for some kind of products like furniture, papers, cleaning products and others.

As a Chapter Leader in the Americas Region, ABNT, gathering forces with the Brazilian Government, aims to develop at least two different Ecolabel Programs in two different countries until July, 2020.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Training for SCP

  • Training on type 1 ecolabels in Brasilia

Impact and Results

Outcome expected:
- Development of the documents related to the Ecolabelling Program;
- One set of criteria for one selected product;
- Development (design) of the National Label;
- Event for Launching the National Label.

Next steps and how to get involved

If you wish to apply, please download the application form (https://www.abntonline.com.br/sustentabilidade/Rotulo/Projetos/CapacityBuilding) , fill it out and send it to the email sustentabilidade@abnt.org.br