Globalization of Green Mark
Ecolabelling schemes have been widely used worldwide since the late 1970’s. To date, there are over 70 different ISO Type I ecolabelling schemes implemented worldwide. Most of them are run on a voluntary basis. Germany’s “Blue Angel” eco-label, the first national scheme in the world, was introduced in 1977.
In Asia, countries such as China, Japan, Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Chinese Taipei and Singapore have already established their own ecolabelling schemes. The CIOB is committed to start the Green Mark Scheme (GMS) for Construction Industry in Sri Lanka.