Using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) products are carbon footprinted from production through to disposal. Carbon footprinting is undertaken and audited by an independent third party organisation to ISO14040 standards.
Products can display the climatop label if their carbon footprint is relatively (at least 20%) lower than ones of a representative reference group, as well as complying with a set of environmental, social and ethical requirements. Products are allowed to display the label for 2 years before they are reassessed.
In 2011 there were 60 products using the Climatop label. Full details of the companies are available throught the Climatop website (see the link at the bottom of the page).
Founded in 2008 by two non-profit organisations: Ökozentrum Langenbruck & myclimate. Climatop is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
License fees, Provision of other services, Grants (according to ecolabelindex.org)