EU's organic logo
The "Euro-Leaf" appears on pre-packaged organic food products that have been produced in any of EU Member States and meet the necessary standards. The logo stays optional for non-packed and imported organic products. In addition to the logo, new labeling rules include the compulsory indications of place of farming of the products' ingredients and code number of the body that had been in charge of the controls.
Coop's climate vision
The Swiss retailing group Coop has declared its aim to be CO2 neutral by the end of 2023 This means that over the next 13 years, Coop intends to lower its CO2 emissions by over 50% and then offset the rest. In its mission statement, Coop also promises to reduce its power consumption by nearly 20% over this time. Since 2010 it has been using energy from renewable sources.
Compensating importation by air
This logo appears on products in retailers like Coop to show that the mostly fresh products in question have been imported by air due to issues with freshness. The logo shows that the retailer has paid compensation for the CO2 emissions associated with the importation.
Forest Stewardship Council
The FSC product label shows that the raw materials used in this product come from well-managed forests. It gives the end consumer the assurance that his or her purchase decision does not contribute to the overexploitation of forests. Only products that have followed the so-called chain of custody from origin to end user as overseen by a FSC-accredited certification body can be labeled with the FSC label.
IP-Suisse stands for high quality farmed Swiss products, including humanely reared animals and environmentally friendly agricultural practice, whilst promoting biodiversity. All products can be traced back to their origin.
IP-Suisse products are sold at Migros under the label TerraSuisse.
Swiss food retailer Migros has its own Bio label, which guarantees organic products exceeding the legal criteria, as well as humane treatment of animals.
Swiss food retailer COOP has Naturaplan to label its organic products, which also indicates quality surpassing the legal criteria, as well as humanely treated animals.
Fairtrade Max Havelaar
The Swiss foundation Max Havelaar signifies fairtrade products, is a member of the international organisation Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), and orients itself to their international fairtrade standards. They strive to improve the living and working conditions of small farmers and plantation workers in developing countries.