The purpose of Carbon footprint labelling is to promote a consumer-led purchasing pattern of low carbon goods and to encourage enterprises to technologies towards low-carbon goods, thus ultimately contributing to the international efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.
The carbon footprint labeling is not a mandatory certification system, but is a system that businesses may participate in on a voluntary basis.
There are three phases of certificates in the carbon footprint labeling :
Certification of Carbon Emissions (Phase Ⅰ), Certification of Low Carbon Products (Phase Ⅱ), and Certification of Carbon Neutral Products (Phase Ⅲ).
Benefits of Carbon footprint labeling
Reflected as environmental value evaluation items in the selection evaluation of the total bidding system by the Public Procurement Service
Maximum two points added to G-SEED when using carbon footprint labeled materials
ECO MONEY points given to Green Card credit card holder for the practice of low carbon, eco-friendly consumption such as energy saving and green product purchasing
Certification service fee reduction by 50% to small and medium businesses
Support to SMEs for carbon emission calculation in products
Promotion of Certified products through newsletter, advertisement media and exhibitions.