Publication of Green Button Standard and Certification Programme
The Green Button has been registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) as a European Union certification mark. The product and due diligence requirements of the Green Button were combined into a Standard document for the purposes of the application. This corresponds to standard international practice in accordance with ISO rules. The criteria and indicators of the Green Button 1.0 remain unaffected by this adjustment.
The equally accessible Certification Programme of the Green Button (German only) provides a concise version of the key requirements for auditing the Green Button criteria, including requirements for certification bodies and auditors. The Certification Programme is currently being revised. The adapted Certification Programme is set to be made available in summer 2020.