Japanese law may require labelling both for customs clearance and sales requirements. The Japanese External Trade Organisation (JETRO) lists compulsory import standards and requirements. The Japanese Standards Association Group provides the standardisation and unification of industrial standards in Japan. There is also a range of voluntary labels that may be used to signal sustainability. Just a few of those are listed below.
India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the agency responsible for implementation of environmental laws. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) implements the policy framed by the MoEFCC and provides technical services to the Ministry.
This is a voluntary certification run by the Japan Environment Association (JEA). The Eco-mark is a certification against standards. There are different criteria for different product categories such as printer cartridges, textiles, paper, packaging, building materials and household products.
More info: The Eco Mark Program
JAS is a compulsory certification scheme for organic products administered by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). It is prohibited to sell agricultural products or processed foods as “Organic” without the JAS logo. Operators certified by registered Japanese or overseas certifying bodies can attach the organic JAS logo to products that were produced or manufactured in accordance with relevant organic JAS Standards.
More info: Organic JAS – MAFF
This is a compulsory certification scheme administered by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Energy efficiency labelling of designated products is mandatory. The label must contain the product name, model, energy consumption efficiency ratio, and power/fuel consumption information. Certain products like fridges and air conditioners are required to show a 5-star energy rating on the label.
More info: Energy Saving Label Program overview