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The certification is initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW) and the Ministry of Education (BMB) since 2002. The Austrian Consumer Association (VKI) and the Environmental education FORUM support the criteria development and the certification-process.

The ambitious program supports
•    UNESCO Roadmap for Implementing the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (PDF, 4 MB)
•    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Scope of criteria

•    Environmental management, information, and social aspects
•    Environmental education
•    Health promotion, ergonomics, and interior
•    Energy use and saving, building construction
•    Transport and mobility
•    Procurement and teaching material
•    Nutrition, including offer of food and drinks
•    Chemical products and cleaning
•    Water, waste-water, waste avoidance and reduction
•    Outdoor area (if available)