March 15, 2012

It isn’t easy being green. Just ask the folks who have to make sure retailers have the science, compliance infrastructure and audit protocols in place to ensure eco-labels are iron-clad. For an insightful look at the issues of eco-labels and the certification process that underpins the validity of such claims, check out this column from Deloitte Consulting executive Chris Park. . 



March 14, 2012

The number of eco-labels in the marketplace continues to grow. According to Ecolabelindex (, Oct 27), 426 labels circulate in 246 countries and 25 industries. Most commentators are quick to point out the negative consequences: consumer confusion, disinterest and mistrust.