Building The Pathway Towards Eco Labeling in Sri Lanka

  • Eco Labelling
  • Benefits
  • Dairy Products
  • Tea Products
  • Procedures

What is Eco Labelling?

"Ecolabelling" is a voluntary method of environmental performance certification and labelling that is practiced around the world. An ecolabel identifies products or services proven environmentally preferable overall, within a specific product or service category. 

Eco Label Certification Scheme of NCPC Sri Lanka

Recognizing the shortfalls of the environmental labelling programmes exist in the country, National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC), Sri Lanka worked with United Nations Environment Programme under One Planet Network Project on Consumer Information For Sustainable Consumption and Production to moved towards a broader Scale to develop and implement Eco Labelling Scheme in Sri Lanka. 

Accordingly, NCPC Sri Lanka has pioneered the development of a globally accepted Eco Label certification scheme under the International Standards on ISO 14024:2018 Environmental labels and declarations – Type I environmental labelling – Principles and procedures.

As a remarkable achievement of the Eco Label certification programme of NCPC, we have received the associate membership of Global Eco labelling Network (GEN) from its Annual General Meeting 2020, as the first ever GEN member of Sri Lanka.

Register of certified products


SectorCertificate NoDate of Issue Name of Company & Address Product Category
Life Cycle Stages
ProductsBrand NameValidity period
Dairy SectorEL-DP-01-2021 16-08-2021Richlife Dairies Ltd Pirivena Road, Molligoda, Wadduwa
Dairy ProductsReceiving, Collection, Chilling & Transportation of Raw Milk and Manufacture and Dispatch of Dairy ProductsFull Cream Pasteurized Milk, Flavoured Full Cream Pasteurized Milk, Flavoured Set Yogurt,Stirred Yoghurt, Dairy Desserts (Set Kiri, Kiri Peni), Flavoured Drinking Yogurt, UHT TreatedTetra Packed Full Cream Milk, Flavoured UHT Treated Tetra Packed Milk, Swiss Cheese,Gouda Cheese, Feta Cheese, Paneer, Cheese Spread (Regular & Flavoured), Processed Cheese,Processed Cheese Slices, Cheese Wedges (Regular & Flavoured) and Sun Gold UHT Treated Tetra Fruit NectarRich Life
Tea SectorEL-TP-01-202118-10-2021Horana Plantation PLC, Deans Road, ColomboTea ProductsTea Cultivation , Manufacturing and dispatch of tea productsBOP, BOP Special, BOPF, DUST, Dust 1, FNGS, FNGS 1, OP,OP 1, PEKOE,PEKOE 1,OPA,FBOP,FBOP 1,BOP 1
BOPA, BOP 1A, BM, FBOPF,FBOPF 1,FBOPF SP,FBOPF EX SP 1, BP, Sliver tips Golden tips
Horana Plantations (covering the Locations of Alton Estate, Fairlawn Estate, Gouravila Estate, Mahanilu Estate, Stockholm estate, Bambrakelly Estate, Eildonhall Estate, Tillicoultry Estate)18-10-2024

Benefits of getting Eco-Label for products

Informing consumer choice

Eco-labelling is an effective way of informing customers about the human health and environmental impacts of selected products, and the choices they can make. It empowers people to discriminate between products that are harmful to the human and the environment.

Promoting economic efficiency

Eco-labelling is generally cheaper than regulatory controls. By empowering customers and manufacturers to make healthy and environmentally supportive decisions, the need for regulation is kept to a minimum. This is beneficial to both government and industry.

Stimulating market development

When customers choose eco-labelled products, which are healthy and environmentally friendly, they have a direct impact on supply and demand in the marketplace. This is a signal which guides the market towards greater environmental awareness.

Encouraging continuous improvement

A dynamic market for eco-labelled products encourages a corporate commitment to continuous environmental and social improvement.

Promoting certification

An environmental certification program is a seal of approval which shows that a product meets a eco-label standard/criteria. It provides customers with visible evidence of the product's desirability from an environmental and health perspective.

Assisting in monitoring

Environmental claims can be more easily monitored. Competitors and customers are in a better position to judge the validity of a claim.

Eco Label Certification for Dairy Products



Certification Criteria for Dairy Products

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Pre Verification questionnaire

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Application form

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Eco Label Certification for Tea Products



Certification Criteria for Tea Products

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Pre Verification questionnaire

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Application form

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Terms and Conditions for Maintaining Eco Labelling Certification

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Rules & Procedures

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Rules for use of NCPC Eco label

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Fee structure for Eco label

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Complaints & disputes

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For more information please contact Ms Upendra Arjeewani – or 076 316 2454.