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Differentiate your products with Ecolabels: Learn about Environmental – NextGenChem Labelling Schemes

September 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Are you a manufacturer or retailer interested in communicating your sustainability efforts through product labels? Do you want to showcase your product’s environmental features to differentiate yourself from competitors? Do you want to learn how to validate environmental claims on your products?

If so, you are invited to join the NextGenChem experts  on Thursday 8th September 2022 at 10 am

Businesses are increasingly using ecolabels as recognition for their environmental achievements and to distinguish themselves from competitors. Their popularity and number have increased significantly in recent years as businesses scramble to respond to today’s environmental challenges and meet consumer demand for ‘greener’ alternatives.

Although ecolabels can be a magnet for corporate greenwashing, there is a close relationship between the eco-labelling process and innovation. Ecolabels – particularly those awarded by independent third parties – drive process and product improvements over time – with products considered to be the ‘best in class’ wearing environmental labels as a badge of honour, showcasing key business achievements.

This workshop will highlight the different types of ecolabels available on the market. Our experts will impart their knowledge of some of the most well-known (and lesser-known) labelling schemes so that you can make an informed decision as to their suitability for your business.

The session will:

  • Introduce the different types of environmental labels 

  • Discuss self-declared ecolabels, illustrated with a case study

  • Provide an overview of the EU Ecolabel scheme with insight into common awarding criteria

Places are limited so register your interest here to attend this fully-funded workshop, enjoy a bite to eat and chat with our experts over lunch and take a tour of Lancaster University’s Chemistry department.

What is the NextGenChem Hub?

NextGenChem is a Lancashire-based Hub for chemistry innovation. Our mission is to help local businesses develop next-generation technology solutions, improved products and novel materials. The programme is co-designed between Lancaster University and Yordas Group to address R&D challenges of 300 Lancashire based SMEs involved in chemicals production and usage such as aerospace, automotive, energy, applied healthcare and life sciences sectors. Find out more here.


September 8, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YW


Lancaster University and Yordas Group