Green building standards and product labels are introduced in the following countries:
As well as complying to the global green building standards, Jotun also focused on local requirements, ensuring we understand the local market needs and focus on green solutions.
GRIHA was adopted by the Government of India in 2007 as the national rating system for green buildings and attempts to minimise a building’s resource consumption, waste generation, and overall ecological impact to within certain nationally acceptable limits / benchmarks.
Estidama, the Arabic word for sustainability, is a key aspect of the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, to build the emirate according to green standards. While not a green building rating system, such as LEED or BREEAM, Estidama is an elective building code that contains the Pearl Rating System and is mandatory in Abu Dhabi.
The BCA Green Mark Scheme is an initiative aimed at driving Singapore's construction industry towards more environment-friendly buildings. The scheme uses internationally recognised best practices in environmental design and performance as its basis.
The Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) pioneered by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), was launched by the Ministry of Environment. While the scheme applies to most products, it does not include processes and services. The Green Label can be used on products that meet the eco standards specified by the scheme.
SIRIM QAS International's certification scheme requires products to be tested and verified before they are allowed to use the label on their product, packaging and letterhead. The scheme is offered to manufacturers, retailers, importers and exporters, allowing them to use SIRIM Eco-Label to declare their product's environmental benefit.
Initiated by the Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBCSD), the Thai Green Label is awarded to specific products that have minimum detrimental impact on the environment in comparison with other products serving the same function. The scheme applies to product and services, not including food, drinks and pharmaceuticals.
Ecolabel Indonesia "Ramah Lingkungan" is a tool of environment management which is proactive and effective in protecting the environment, public interest and production efficiency. It also controls any harm to the environment throughout the product lifecycle. The application process is voluntary and evaluated by competent and credible third-party institutions. The use of Ecolabel is permitted by meeting prepared criteria which should be objective, impartial and based on scientific data.
Launched by the China Environmental United Certification Centre (CEC), the China Environmental Labelling Program features a set of technical criteria for each product category of the Scheme. Each product has to be assessed via On-site Insprection and Sample Product Testing. The program assists the general public and enterprises to become more environmentally responsible.
The European Ecolabel is a voluntary scheme, encouraging businesses to market products and services that are sensitive to the needs of the environment. The scheme identifies these products and services with a flower logo. It's a brand that represents strict environmental criteria, certiying only products that meet the highest environmental and performance standards.
The Nordic EcoLabel guides consumers and purchasers towards buying 'green' and helps improve the impact of daily consumption on the environment. It also encourages producers to manufacture environmentally conscious products. Nordic EcoLabel examines the environmental effect of goods and services during the entire lifecycle. It places strict demand on climate, health and the environment and also has predetermined expectations on function and quality.
BREEAM-NOR is a Norwegian adaptation of BREEAM - Norway's most widespread environmental certification for all types of buildings. The criteria is, in general, stricter than the minimum standards in other building regulations.
BREEAM is one of the world’s leading sustainability assessment methods for building, infrastructure and masterplan projects. The standards is used in 77 countries on thousands of projects and has become a globally recognised standard.