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In January 2021 the eco-score has been launched. The eco-score is a label that indicates the environmental impact of a product. It is based on the lifecycle of ingredients in a product and their relative impact. This impact has been assessed for the agricultural methods used in France.

Although the eco-score is based on France, OFF would like to extend the eco-score to other countries. This involves adding the country specific aspects for:

In this document the labels aspects are investigated.

Eco-score labels (France)

The eco-score document recognises several labels that can imply a bonus. These have been categorised into three groups:

  • group 1 (+20 points): Nature & Progrès, Bio Cohérence, Demeter
  • group 2 (+15 points): EU Bio, AB Agriculture Biologique
  • group 3 (+10 points): HVE, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, BBC, Label Rouge, ASC, MSC


Based on the list of labels can be found on this site, we map the unlisted labels to the three groups above. The site also lists a comparison table for our easy categorisation.

  • group 1: Beter Leven, Bioland, CO2-Neutral, Bio partenaire
  • group 2: Biogarantie, Dolphin save, EKO, Naturland, Planet Proof, Soil Association, Sustainably Grown Certified, USDA Organic, Bio Delhaize, Boni Bio
  • group 3: Flandria, Friend of the Sea, Responsibly Fresh, Weidemelk

What about equitable labels? Ecocert Fair Trade, Ethical Tea Partnership, Fair for Life, etc.