The aim of this database is to support the European Commission, Competent Bodies (CB) and paper manufacturers by improving the accessibility to environmentally relevant data on pulps to be used in EU Ecolabel paper products, and thus making it easier for companies to apply for a license, for CBs to assess the applications and for the Commission to develop accurate criteria.
All the pulps included in the database are assessed by one of the EU Ecolabel Competent Bodies.
The general objective for creating the database is to support the European Commission, Competent Bodies and companies by improving the accessibility of environmentally relevant data on pulps to be used in EU Ecolabel paper products, leading to an increased uptake of EU Ecolabel paper products.
Environmentally relevant data values included in the database are:
Pulp producers need to agree that their data are stored in the database. No assessed pulp will be included in the database against the producer’s will. The collection and distribution of data will follow the respective legislative data protection requirement of the European Union (GDPR).
Only those assessed pulps will be listed on the public side of the database, the environmentally relevant data of which is allowed to be stored in the database. It is therefore possible that there are assessed pulps not shown on the list of assessed pulps.
The database has two sides: a public and a private, where the latter is protected by personal accounts. The public website consists of a list of assessed pulps and name of their manufacturer. The private website allows logged in users to browse, enter and/or assess environmentally relevant data.
Visitors, without an account, have the right to
Pulp producers, with an account, will have the right to
Applicants for the EU Ecolabel for paper products, with an account, will have the right to
Contact "your" competent body, i.e. competent body handling your application or to whom your company has supplied data about its pulps, and ask them to request an account for you. Include information below when asking for your personal account.
Contact administrator of database and supply same information as manufacturers above.
The EU Ecolabel is the official European Union label for environmental excellence, awarded to sustainably designed products that contribute to the EU goal of climate neutrality by 2050 and to the circular economy. EU Ecolabel products meet high standards that reduce their environmental impact across their lifecycle, from raw material extraction, to production, use and disposal. For more information, visit the official EU Ecolabel website: www.ecolabel.eu.