To combat eco-fraud, greenwashing and opaque green communication, IMQ offers IMQ-ECO certification of product environmental claims.

The purpose of this mark is to provide customers with a guarantee that the veracity of self-declared environmental claims about products has been verified by an independent third party. The assessment process is rigorous and conforms with ISO 14021, as well as a specific IMQ protocol approved by an independent technical committee.

The following are examples of certifiable claims: carbon footprint, recyclable, recycled content, low energy consumption, reduced waste, product with extended service life, low use of resources, designed for disassembly.

Why choose IMQ-ECO?

The need to develop this certificate arose from the existence of many self-declared environmental claims that are not subject to any verification. In many cases, these amount to green-washing, and provide an unclear, untruthful or misleading perception of sustainability. So for consumers, the IMQ-ECO mark is a guarantee of the veracity of any environmental claims made about the product they intend to purchase.

Management system certification is the endorsement enjoyed by organisations that have chosen to equip themselves with efficient management systems and suitable skills and structures, aimed at continuous improvement. And the higher the prestige of the awarding body, the higher the value of the guarantee. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our laboratories have full capability to put products through all the checks required by the major European directives and international standards. The certifications issued by IMQ are synonymous with trust. They guarantee safety, performance, efficiency and quality standards. More than 10,000 companies have turned to IMQ to certify their products and stand out on the market. Notified body for the main EU directives, IMQ offers tests and CE certifications to assess the conformity of the products to the requirements required to be marketed on the European market. Inspections and audits validate the conformity of electrical installations, equipment, supplies and services with the applicable technical and legislative specifications. IMQ services add value and enhance brand image by distinguishing organisations that have invested properly in safety and quality. They are internationally recognised, managed by expert personnel and constantly updated, on the strength of IMQ’s membership of the main working groups on international standards. From the market’s point of view, IMQ services testify to the transparency and reliability of the organisations that choose them. And they cut time to market.