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The Bureau of Indian Standards the National Standards Organization of India.
Ecomark is a certification mark / seal issued by the BIS to products conforming to a set of standards aimed at the least impact on the ecosystem.
The marking scheme was started in 1991 to promote consumer awareness for easy identification of environment-friendly products.
One of the purposes of the mark is increasing awareness among the consumers towards reducing environment impact. The mark is issued to various product categories and the development of standards for more products is in progress.
The seal is an approval program for environmentally preferable consumer products.
The criteria follows a cradle-to-grave approach, i.e. from raw material extraction, to manufacturing, and to disposal.
The Ecomark label is awarded to consumer goods that meet the specified environmental criteria and the quality requirements of Indian Standards.