Sustainable certifications and seals: keys to conscious consumption

Sustainable certifications and seals: keys to conscious consumption

In a world where sustainability has become a priority, it is crucial for consumers to learn to identify and trust certifications and seals that guarantee the environmental and social commitment of companies.

With over 400 seals available worldwide, knowing the most relevant ones is essential for making informed and responsible purchasing decisions. Here are some of the most recognized certifications that validate companies' sustainability actions and commitments.

AENOR Environmental Management 

The AENOR Environmental Management Mark certifies that a company complies with the standards of the UNE-EN ISO 14001, demonstrating an effective environmental management system and its commitment to environmental preservation.




Organic Farming in Europe 

The European Commission’s Organic Farming logo is a sustainable seal ensuring that products comply with EU organic legislation after rigorous inspections.


Approved Vegan (PETA) 

The PETA seal quickly identifies vegan products, ensuring they contain no animal-derived ingredients in clothing, footwear, and accessories.


Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) 

PEFC certifies sustainable forest management, guaranteeing that forest products come from responsible sources based on criteria from international conferences.





Blauer Engel 

This German seal standardizes the ecological and quality characteristics of a wide range of products and services.




Blue Flag 

The Blue Flag program is an international certification that awards beaches, marinas, and sustainable tourism operators meeting rigorous environmental, safety, and accessibility standards.


Carbon Trust 

The Carbon Trust sustainable seal certifies a product’s carbon footprint, promoting carbon reduction and resource efficiency according to the BSI PAS2050 methodology.



Certified B Corporation 

B Corps are companies that balance social purpose with economic benefits, considering workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment in their decisions to create a positive impact. Canussa is part of the B Corp community. We scored 102.4 in June 2022, well above average.



Cradle to Cradle (C2C) 

C2C certifies products that use safe and sustainable materials, promote reuse, use renewable energy, and practice social responsibility.





ECOCERT is a benchmark in eco-labeling, certifying products, services, and systems according to rigorous environmental and social standards.



EU Ecolabel 

The EU Ecolabel helps consumers identify products and services with guaranteed quality that are more environmentally friendly.




Energy Star 

Managed by the U.S. EPA, the Energy Star program certifies products, buildings, and homes that meet strict energy efficiency requirements, helping to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.



Fair Wear Foundation 

This foundation promotes labor standards derived from ILO conventions and the UN Declaration of Human Rights, ensuring fair working conditions.





FAIRTRADE certifies products that support farmers and workers, improving their quality of life and communities through fair trade conditions.



Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 

The FSC seal ensures that wood and other forest products come from sustainably and responsibly managed forests.



Global Recycled Standard (GRS) 

GRS certifies the recycled content of a product and guarantees the integrity of production processes throughout the supply chain.



Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) 

GOTS is the leading standard in organic textiles, covering ecological and social criteria throughout the entire textile supply chain.




Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) 

LEED classifies green buildings, promoting sustainable and eco-friendly construction practices through universally accepted performance criteria.




Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) 

The MSC certifies sustainably harvested marine products, protecting fish populations and minimizing environmental impact.





NATRUE promotes and protects natural and organic cosmetics globally, ensuring product authenticity.





OEKO-TEX certifies that textiles do not contain harmful substances, analyzing materials and production processes to ensure product safety.



Rainforest Alliance Certified 

The Rainforest Alliance seal certifies that farms, forests, and tourism businesses meet environmental, social, and economic sustainability standards. It also applies to agricultural products like coffee, tea, and cocoa, ensuring they are grown using sustainable methods that protect the environment and promote the well-being of workers and communities.



Recycled 100 Claim Standard (RCS) 

The RCS verifies the presence of recycled material in a product, ensuring transparency and integrity of recycled content throughout the supply chain.





Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) 

The TRUE certification focuses on waste management and the circular economy, certifying facilities that achieve high levels of waste reduction and resource reuse.




USDA Organic 

The USDA Organic certification applies to agricultural products, cosmetics, and textiles, ensuring organic practices throughout the production chain.





Vegan Society 

The Vegan Society certifies products that contain no animal-derived ingredients, promoting a vegan lifestyle.




Knowing and recognizing these seals helps us support companies truly committed to sustainability and make purchasing decisions that benefit both the environment and local communities.