Award Criteria

The criteria and requirements for the award of the natureplus eco-label are specified in the award guidelines.

Every building product awarded the natureplus eco-label must fulfil the requirements of the relevant product criteria.

In addition, the individual product guidelines may also specify that the criteria contained in other guidelines must be also be fulfilled e.g. the Basic Guidelines etc.

In the case of products which are comprised of several system components e.g. thermal insulation composite systems, floor coverings on carrier boards, bricks/blocks with integrated insulation etc., the criteria contained within the product guidelines for the individual components shall also apply.

You will find all the current product certification criteria under the navigation links below.

If a natureplus award guideline for your product doesn’t yet exist, enquire at the natureplus head office if a relevant award guideline is in preparation or whether a deadline has been set for the creation of such a guideline. If you are explicitly interested in a certification, then it may be possible to bring forward the deadline for the creation of the relevant award guideline. As a natureplus member, you have the right to take an active part in the definition/preparation of the award guideline.

In order to give consumers and manufacturers the confidence that preventive health protection and compliance with legal requirements are constantly guaranteed, emissions from building products have been assessed in accordance with the new guideline 5010 within the framework of natureplus certification since 11 April 2019.

All guidelines issued before March 2019 will have to be revised in the near future.

We would like to point out that, from now on, the evaluation of emissions in accordance with Directive 5010 will be carried out in all guidelines.