Community Ecolabel for textile floor coverings

The European Commission has established the ecological criteria for the award of the Community Ecolabel for textile floor coverings (2009/967/CE).
Download the Commission decision of 30 November 2009 (published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 17/12/2009).

Aims of the criteria:

  • the reduction of impacts on habitats and associated resources
  • the reduction of energy consumption
  • the reduction of discharges of toxic or otherwise polluting substances into the environment
  • the reduction of use of dangerous substances in the materials and in the finished products
  • safety and absence of risk to health in the living environment
  • information that will enable the consumer to use the product in an efficient way which minimises the whole environmental impact

The criteria are set at levels that promote the labelling of coverings that are produced with low environmental impact.