The awarding of the European Union (EU) Ecolabel – ECOLABEL – is intended to reward products that meet a series of criteria, which vary depending on the type of product and its application.

The product is considered satisfactory in terms of the effectiveness of fulfilling its primary function, taking into account the least possible impact on the environment.

To fulfill the “Fitness for use” criterion, it is necessary to carry out an extensive set of standardized tests regarding the effectiveness and performance of the product. The evaluation is always conclusive taking into account the fulfillment or non fulfillment of the criterion.

Laundry Detergent

The performance test for laundry detergents should show that laundry detergents achieve good washing performance according to stain removal, degree of whiteness, color maintenance, and dye transfer inhibition criteria.Testing methodologies vary depending on the subcategory in which the detergent falls.

           Laundry detergents fall into three subcategories:

  • HDD – detergent for normal textile washing at any temperature
  • CSD – detergent for normal washing of colored textiles at any temperature
  • LDD – detergent for washing delicate fabrics

Hand dishwashing detergent

Hand dishwashing detergents are tested by specialized technicians under controlled and standardized conditions.

The tests are always validated by the results of the reference detergent.

  • Hand dishwashing detergents classic, concentrated or foam effect

Dishwasher Detergent

Dishwasher detergents are evaluated with different foods, prepared in a standardized way with evaluation of different chemical matrices: bleaching, alkaline, starch and protein.

  • Dishwashing detergent in powder, liquid, gel or tablet form

General Cleaning

The range of hard surface cleaners includes products intended for cleaning walls, floors and other fixed surfaces, including kitchens, glass or mirrors, highly polished surfaces or sanitary surfaces. The tests differ depending on the subcategory in which they are included.

  • Cleaning the Bathroom
  • Toilet Cleaning
  • Kitchen Cleaning
  • All-purpose washer
  • Glass cleaner


The range of paper products covers any unprinted blank, plain or coloured paper pulp or paperboard suitable for use for writing, printing or conversion purposes.
Also included in this group are fabric products dedicated to personal hygiene, liquid absorption and surface cleaning.

  • Writing and printing paper
  • Paper Folder
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Kitchen rollers
  • Hand towels
  • Table napkins
  • Industrial Wipes

Cosmetic Products

Cosmetic products include any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body or with the teeth and mucous membranes of the oral cavity, with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfume them, alter their appearance, protect them, keep them in good condition or correct body odours.These products can be for domestic use or for professional use, and may be subject to rinsing or not.

  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners
  • Dentifrices and elixirs
  • Moisturizing Creams

Sanitary pads

These items are disposable and composed of a mixture of natural fibers and polymers.

  • Baby diapers
  • Feminine sanitary pads and tampons
  • Breastfeeding pads

Animal Care

Products (substances or mixtures) intended to be placed in contact with the hair of animals for the purpose of cleaning it or improving its condition. These products can be for household or professional use, and must be applied and rinsed.

  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners