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Environment Friendly Items

Envfriendly Spread

Recently, suppliers are requested by ship operating companies to supply environmentally-friendly items, and to use environmentally-friendly packaging for consumables to reduce waste on board ships.

As the leading ordering guide for marine consumable stores in the industry, the IMPA Marine Stores Guide is expected to promote this performance and to introduce those items which contribute to waste reduction and environment protection.

In this connection, the editing team of the IMPA Guide request you, purchasers, manufacturers and suppliers, to suggest us those “Environmentally-friendly Items” as much as possible, so that we can encourage other purchasers and suppliers to take them in to their daily purchasing and supplying activity utilizing IMPA 6-digit codes.

ISO (International Standard Organisation) drew up a group of standards governing environmental labeling as part of the ISO 14000 series of Environmental Standards as under;

There are 3 types of labels for Environmentally-friendly Items.

The ISO 14020 Series

Type 1 - ISO 14024

This is a multi-attribute label developed by a third party, like “Eco Mark” in Japan and “Blue Angel Mark” in Germany.

Recognition Description Application
A multi-attribute label developed by a third party. Environmental Labels and Declarations : Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures. Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approval.

Type 2 - ISO 14021

This is a single-attribute label developed by the producer. Those labels have declarations, such as “Recyclable”, “Degradable”, “Reduced energy consumption” and so on. There are 12 declarations in total.

Recognition Description Application
A single-attribute label developed by the producer. Environmental Labels and Declarations : Self-Declaration Environmental Claims, Terms and Definitions. Sets out requirements for Type II labels, i.e. environmental claims made for goods and services by the producer.

Type 3 - ISO 14025

This is an eco-label whose awarding is based on a full life-cycle assessment. This provides qualified environmental information about products, using predetermined parameters based on the ISO life-cycle assessment series of standards.

Recognition Description Application
An eco-label whose awarding is based on a full life-cycle assessment. Environmental Labels and Declarations : Type III Environmental Declarations – Principles and Procedures. Provides quantified environmental information about products, using predetermined parameters based on the ISO life-cycle assessment series of standards.

Any of these marks and labels are owned by producers or manufacturers, and can not be reproduced by a third party without their permission. Therefore, we need to cooperate with producers and manufacturers to propagate these environmentally-friendly items on the IMPA Marine Stores Guide.

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