EU-Ecolabel: Also known as the EU Environmental Label or EU Flower. It is awarded for products and services. Only EU Ecolabel paper, which features a lower energy use in its production, may be used. The requirements on print shops relate to chemicals, emissions, waste, energy use, etc. Our Meldorf and Preetz locations meet all these criteria and are among the first to be granted permission to use this demanding label in this industry in the entire EU.
Blue Angel: the world's first ecolabel for sustainable products and services. As an independent body, it rigorously inspects the effects products have on the climate, resources, water, soil, the air and people. The RAL-UZ 195 label for environmentally friendly printed matters guarantees that all paint, lacquers and adhesives have been properly recycled and that they do not make paper fibres non-recyclable. And because of the increased amount of recycled paper used, which has been certified with the RAL-UZ 14 (recycled paper) and RAL-UZ 72 (printing and publication papers) labels, an optimal conservation of resources is ensured.
In addition, by continuing to avoid using materials that are harmful to the environment and to people’s health, less energy needs to be consumed, less waste produced, and less emissions need to enter the atmosphere.
All Eversfrank Group printing locations have been able to use the RAL-UZ 195 ecolabel on environmentally friendly printed matters since the end of 2015.
Nordic Swan: An ambitious Scandinavian eco-label for products. It evaluates the entire production process, incl. pollutant emission, energy and water consumption. Compliance with the criteria is independently controlled and is verifiable and transparent. Whereby environmentally friendly production and waste reduction are essential. This way, consumers have the guarantee of holding a product (including a print product) in their hands that is as ecological as possible. This also characterises our Preetz and Meldorf locations.