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26 1/2017 Industry Barometer EUROPE SA 8000 Corporate Ethics Social Accountability 8000 SA8000 (Social Accountability), international social standard, initiated by the New York NGO SAI (Social Accountability International), closely based on conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations. Objective: global improvement of working and social standards on the basis of voluntary certification. Bio Siegel Product Ecology Bio Siegel, quality and test seal, identifies controlled products from ecological land cultivation. The term Bio is protected Europe-wide by EU law. The German Bio-Siegel was created in 2001 and must only be used in addition to the EU Bio logo. Every product with Bio-Siegel must be registered with the Bio- Siegel information body before being launched onto the market. Blauer Engel Product Ecology Blauer Engel, German environmental label, introduced in 1978, for products and services that are more environmentally friendly than comparable products and services. Manufacturers can equip their products with the label awarded to them. The environmental label does not however certify the complete ecological harmlessness of a product. Find a structured overview of important current certificates for companies and products in the promotional products industry in the „PSI Industry knowledge compact 2“ directory. Ökoprofit Enterprise Ecology Ecological Project For Integrated Environmental Technology ÖKOPROFIT (Ecological Project For Integrated Environmental Technology), originally an Austrian cooperation project, subsequently taken over internationally, between local authorities and the companies and organisations based in them. Sense and purpose: reducing operating costs and consumption of resources. Participation in the ÖKOPROFIT programme forms a valid basis for subsequent certification under ISO 14001. OHSAS 18001 Corporate Ethics Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series), one of the best known and most important health and safety management systems worldwide, closely based on the standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. PSO Enterprise Economy The Prozess Standard Offset The Process Standard Offset Print (PSO) is certification for the purpose of standardising offset printing, and thus conforms to the ISO 12647 standard series. Application of the PSO is intended to ensure compliance with high quality standards in offset printing – from data generation through to the finished print product. ECOfit Enterprise Ecology ECOfit, a company environmental advisory programme of the State of Baden-Württemberg that has existed since April 2005 as a preliminary stage of EMAS and ISO 14001. Objective: developing practically relevant measures, e.g. for reducing energy consumption and energy costs.

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