Welcome to the European Union Eco-label Homepage
The Flower is the symbol of the European Eco-label – your guide to greener products and services.
It is a voluntary scheme designed to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment and for European consumers - including public and private purchasers - to easily identify them.
You can find the Flower throughout the European Union as well as in Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. The European Eco-label is part of a broader strategy aimed at promoting sustainable consumption and production.
- European Commission Guide on innovation and public procurement
- Revision of the Eco-label scheme
- Revision consultation
- Fairs - information on the Eco-label at fairs for consumers and producers
- GPP - link to our new GPP web page
- Marketing Activities from the Competent Bodies
- Heat pumps - work on the new product group criteria development
- Printed paper - work on the new product group criteria development
We are the first country farm with ECOLABEL certification, in 2005 we were awarded by the Tuscan and Lombardia Regions for eco-efficient parameters.
Referring to our idea to promote a sustainable and eco-efficient turistic development of our territory, recently we built a mini wind-system concerning the plant of two wind blades of 12 mt. height that produce clean electricity for the consumption in our farm. In addition, we built a photovoltaic panel and a solar thermic panel that is for the heating of the water in our rooms for the consumption of our guests.
Finally, we received the first “Prize for good practices for renewable energies” in the International festival of Ecology and Solidarity “Festambiente” organized by Legambiente “Festambiente” (Rispescia – August 2006) and a mention as finalist in the "Royal Accomodation Award for Sustainable Tourism in Europe 2006", organized by the Danish and Spanish Royal Crowns (Copenhagen, November 2006).