climatop is a registered certification mark from myclimate, which was founded in 2008 by the Ökozentrum and myclimate. It designates especially climate-friendly products and services from all sectors of the economy both in B2C and B2B markets. The label is awarded to products and services that release significantly less greenhouse gas.
Certification is based on a life cycle assessment. This records all the climate-relevant emissions generated by a product, from the extraction of raw materials to manufacture, transport, use and finally disposal. These emissions are compared with those of similar products.
The assessment is complemented by a study of the environmental sustainability. Only products that do not have a greater impact on the environment than their competitors qualify for the label. The most climate-friendly products are finally certified.
The carbon footprints of the products are based on international standards (ISO 14040) and verified by an independent expert.
climatop is a tool on the path to a "Low Carbon Society". climatop aims to contribute significantly to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "approved by climatop" supports climate-friendly purchasing behaviour and the long-term development and propagation of climate-friendly goods and services.
climatop is convinced that humankind can solve the problems surrounding the supply of energy and climate change and aspires to make a positive contribution with the climatop label.