«Vitality Leaf» Ecocertification

The only one ecolabel in Russia recognized internationally by The Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). The assessment is carried out by the accredited certification body that works in accordance with ISO 17065, registration number is RA.RU.11HB64.

Do you want to attract to your side:

 

partners and retailers that take environmental criteria into account in business communications;

consumers of the new Z-generation – «the most altruistic generation in history», who is conscious about environmental issues;

responsible consumers seeking solutions not only to their own problems, but also to the global nowadays problems?

57% 
of Russians say that it’s «extremely» or «very important» for them to implement environmental programs (Nielsen, 2018)
73%
of Russians believe that brands and companies should be environmentally responsible (GfK Consumer Life, 2017)
38%
of consumers are ready to pay more for products that are environmentally friendly, and 30% - support manufacturers' social responsibility (Nielsen, 2018)

Your argument: «Vitality Leaf» ecocertification

This label on the packaging is a guarantee of the environmental safety of the product for humans and the environment. It is a sign of the leader of sustainable production in its product group. And it is the only ecolabel in Russia, recognized internationally due to the scientific approach to evaluation of products, projects and services based on a multipurpose life cycle analysis.

Product Life Cycle Assessment ISO 14024, GOST R ISO 14024-2000.

Ecocertification is the main tool for sustainable production and consumption according to the UN position

It provides:

  • The legitimate and credible use of the term «ecoproduct» and other environmental claims in communications of various levels (B2C, B2B, B2G);
  • A strong argument against skepticism and greenwashing — and in favor of trust;
  • Differentiation from competitors who have not yet had time to respond to new market challenges;
  • The image strengthening, increasing loyalty of consumers, partners and retailers;
  • Market expansion with the help of responsible consumers’ choice;
  • Participation in private and public tenders with environmental criteria;
  • Often-reducing costs from the implementation of resource-saving production technologies, optimization of packaging, logistics and other aspects.

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Why the «Vitality Leaf»? Everything is serious!

  World-class expertise

  • It is a member of The Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) along with other type I ecolabelling programs operating in 27 countries of the world.
  • Accredited in the International Program of Mutual Confidence and Recognition of 23 world leading ecolabels (GENICES).
  • Expert auditors with environmental education, experience in environmental certification for over 10 years, leading auditors of international qualification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001).

Trust and transparency

Independent accredited certification body in accordance with ISO 17065, registration number is RA.RU.11НВ64.

Evaluation criteria are developed publicly, with the participation of industry experts.

The certification procedure and requirements of the standards are always in the public access.

Integrated scientific approach to assessment

  • Verification of products and services based on life cycle analysis: raw materials, production, packaging, transportation, storage, operation, utilization.
  • Clear, multiple, scientifically based assessment criteria, taking into account the latest scientific data and best international practices.
  • Mandatory on-site audit of the enterprise.
  • Engaging of accredited laboratories for testing.

How the verification is going on?

  • Application from the manufacturer
  • Contract and payment
  • Documentation Analysis
  • On-site audit
  • Laboratory Product Testing
  • Expert opinion
  • Expert Board
  • Correction of incompliances
  • Issuance of certificate of compliance in case of positive verification results
  • Using the ecolabel in communications and marketing
  • Step 1
    3-10 days
    Application from the manufacturer
    You fill out the application in the form established by the certification body, sign it, seal and send it to the Ecoiogical Union.
  • Step 2
    2 weeks
    Contract and payment
    We review the application and decide whether certification is possible. If it is possible, then we calculate the certification fee and offer you to sign a contract. Work begins in case of 100% prepayment.
  • Step 3
    3 weeks
    Documentation Analysis
    You send the required documents to the certification body in electronic form to confirm compliance with the standard. We check the main part of the documents during the on-site audit of the enterprise.
  • Step 4
    1 - 3 days
    On-site audit
    Auditors inspect production site, warehouse and other premises, check the necessary documentation, evaluate production processes, evaluate management systems’ elements.
  • Step 5
    35 days
    Laboratory Product Testing
    Laboratories have state accreditation for an expanded list of chemical substances included in the standard.
  • Step 6
    Expert opinion
    Based on the verification process, we form an expert opinion on the compliance or non-compliance of the object with the criteria of the standard.
  • Step 7
    1 day
    Expert Board
    The board consists of the head and experts of the certification body. It analyzes the results of work, ensuring the transparency of the certification procedure, the independence of the results and the objectivity of decision-making.
  • Step 8
    3 months
    Correction of incompliances
    If significant noncompliance with the requirements of the standard are identified, the Customer shall be given three calendar months to correct them. After that, a special confirmation procedure is provided.
  • Step 9
    10 days
    Issuance of certificate of compliance in case of positive verification results
    Term of validity of the «Vitality Leaf» certificate is three years, provided that you successfully pass the annual inspection control. Now you have the right to use the «Vitality Leaf» ecolabel.
  • Step 10
    Constantly
    Using the ecolabel in communications and marketing
    You include the ecolabel in the company's external communications in order to strengthen the brand and increase the trust among consumers and partners.
  • Step 1: Application from the manufacturer
    3-10 days
    You fill out the application in the form established by the certification body, sign it, seal and send it to the Ecoiogical Union.
  • Step 2: Contract and payment
    2 weeks
    We review the application and decide whether certification is possible. If it is possible, then we calculate the certification fee and offer you to sign a contract. Work begins in case of 100% prepayment.
  • Step 3: Documentation Analysis
    3 weeks
    You send the required documents to the certification body in electronic form to confirm compliance with the standard. We check the main part of the documents during the on-site audit of the enterprise.
  • Step 4: On-site audit
    1 - 3 days
    Auditors inspect production site, warehouse and other premises, check the necessary documentation, evaluate production processes, evaluate management systems’ elements.
  • Step 5: Laboratory Product Testing
    35 days
    Laboratories have state accreditation for an expanded list of chemical substances included in the standard.
  • Step 6: Expert opinion
    Based on the verification process, we form an expert opinion on the compliance or non-compliance of the object with the criteria of the standard.
  • Step 7: Expert Board
    1 day
    The board consists of the head and experts of the certification body. It analyzes the results of work, ensuring the transparency of the certification procedure, the independence of the results and the objectivity of decision-making.
  • Step 8: Correction of incompliances
    3 months
    If significant noncompliance with the requirements of the standard are identified, the Customer shall be given three calendar months to correct them. After that, a special confirmation procedure is provided.
  • Step 9: Issuance of certificate of compliance in case of positive verification results
    10 days
    Term of validity of the «Vitality Leaf» certificate is three years, provided that you successfully pass the annual inspection control. Now you have the right to use the «Vitality Leaf» ecolabel.
  • Step 10: Using the ecolabel in communications and marketing
    Constantly
    You include the ecolabel in the company's external communications in order to strengthen the brand and increase the trust among consumers and partners.

Cost

The exact cost of certification is determined on the basis of the application. It depends on the number of certified products, the volume of its production and the area of the production site.

от 150 000 rub
for the initial certification audit. Travel expenses and laboratory tests in an accredited laboratory are paid separately.
70%
of the cost of primary certification is annual inspection control. Travel expenses and laboratory tests in an accredited laboratory are paid separately.
0,1%
from the sales of certified products, but not less than 50000 rub and no more than 5 000 000 rub per year is the license fee for using the ecolabel. The system of discounts up to 30% is applied depending on of the number of products. Up to 25% of the fee for using the ecolabel can be set off in the form of confirmed marketing activities to promote the "Vitality Leaf" ecolabel and certified products. Small businesses have special conditions.

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How to start?

  1. Check the standard for your product group in the «Standards List». Be sure to be ready to do this work with us!

  2. Send an application for certification to mail@ecounion.ru, and we will contact you (response time: 3-10 days).

Still have questions?

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Alesya Orlova
Head of Customer Relations
+7 (981) 144-43-78 (WhatsApp/Viber)
orlova@ecounion.ru