Commission Decision (EU) 2018/680 establishing EU Ecolabel criteria for indoor cleaning services

Commencement: 2nd May 2018

Amends:  Regulation (EC) No. 66/2010 on the EU Ecolabel and EU decisions on establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel 

Mini summary of the 2010 Regulations

These Regulations lay down the rules for the voluntary EU Ecolabel scheme. The scheme is part of the sustainable consumption and production policy for the European Community and is intended to promote products with a high level of environmental performance.


The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary ecolabelling scheme established in 1992. It encourages manufacturers to produce goods and services that are more environmentally friendly. Any good or service that has been awarded the EU Ecolabel meets a set of high environmental and performance standards.

A new set of criteria for the EU Ecolabel service group Cleaning Services has been published. The EU Ecolabel criteria on indoor cleaning services addresses the most critical hotspots of cleaning process and helps businesses take real action towards sustainable cleaning.

Cleaning service companies that hold EU Ecolabel certificates are able to prove the efficiency of their environmental practices during green public procurement tenders. The label also demonstrates the companies commitment to the well-being and safety of their employees by decreasing their exposure to toxic substances.

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