Step-by-step plan

To have your product or service certified with Milieukeur, a company must follow a number of steps. Detailed information about the procedure and the specific requirements per product group can be found in the certification schemes and in the general requirements.


On the way to PlanetProof

Milieukeur for all agro/food products (plant, animal, and prepared and processed products) has been replaced by On the way to PlanetProof.

Step 1 - Do I meet the mandatory requirements?

Check if there are Milieukeur criteria for your product or service. For non-food products or services for which Milieukeur does not manage up-to-date criteria, also check with EU Ecolabel.

Then check whether you meet the mandatory requirements of the relevant certification scheme and the general conditions.

Step 2 - Request quotations

Request quotations from one or more certification bodies that have a license with SMK. These certification bodies are listed on the page where the relevant certification scheme for your product or service is also listed.

Based on the quote(s), award the contract to one of the certification bodies.

In some cases, there is only one certification body that performs the inspection.

Step 3 - Submit Application File

Ensure that all requested documentation is in order and submit the file to the certification body.

The certification body checks the file supplied. For some product groups, a check is performed at the company.

Step 4- Certificate and communication

According to the certification body, do you meet all the requirements? Congratulations! You are now an official Milieukeur certificate holder and will receive your certificate.

Make the most of Milieukeur’s reputation by ensuring that the Milieukeur logo and your license number are clearly visible on your product or service and on your promotional materials. In addition, communicate your environmental credentials on your website and social media channels.

This page provides tips on communicating the Milieukeur.

Step 5 - Stay alert

As a certificate holder, it is your responsibility to ensure that the criteria are met on an ongoing basis during the validity of your certificate.

The certificate must always be fulfilled and this requires active planning and monitoring in order to meet the requirements at all times. If at any time the requirements cannot be met, report this to the certification body as soon as possible. After obtaining the certificate, an annual audit takes place to confirm that you have continued to meet the requirements.