Mechanism of the SchemeUpdated on : 14 Nov 2017

There are three committees involved with the criteria development for each product category and the award of the Ecomark :
  • A Steering Committee, set up in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, to determine the product categories for coverage under the scheme and also formulate strategies for promotion, implementation, future development and improvements in the working of the scheme.
    1. Determine the product categories to be taken up under the scheme.
    2. Create mass awareness for promotion and acceptance of the scheme.
    3. Formulate strategies for future development of the scheme.
  • A Technical Committee, set up in the Central Pollution Control Board, to identify the specific product to be selected and the individual criteria to be adopted, including, wherever possible, inter-se priority between the criteria if there be more than one.
    1. Identify specific products for classifying as environmental-friendly.
    2. Set-up sub-committees for each product category, if required, to draft the Ecomark criteria.
    3. Recommend the most appropriate criteria and parameters to designate various products as environment-friendly.
    4. Review from time to time, the implementation of the scheme by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
    5. The Central Pollution Control Board has become the member of Global Eco-labelling Network (GEN) since March 2000.
  • The Bureau of Indian Standards to assess and certify the products and draw up a contract with the manufactures, allowing the use of the label, on payment of a fee.
    1. Identify specific products for classifying as environmental-friendly.
    2. Set-up sub-committees for each product category, if required, to draft the Ecomark criteria.
    3. Recommend the most appropriate criteria and parameters to designate various products as environment-friendly.
    4. Review from time to time, the implementation of the scheme by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
The Central Pollution Control Board has become the member of Global Eco-labelling Network (GEN) since March 2000.
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