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Factsheet for measure BE-1999-1/2737 – measures in Belgium

Ecodynamic Enterprise Label

Label Entreprise Ecodynamique/Label Ecodynamische Onderneming

Country Belgium , applies regionally

Time period Open ended, started on 01 January 1999
Context Green Transition, Restructuring Support Instruments
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/Innovation
Author Dries Van Herreweghe (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Eurofound
Measure added 11 July 2022 (updated 09 November 2022)

Background information

The Ecodynamic Enterprise Label is an official, free recognition and encouragement of Brussels companies, organizations and institutions from the private and public sectors that are committed to reducing the environmental impact of their activities.

All private, public, merchant and non-merchant organisations from all sectors located in Brussels. The companies must practice innovative eco-management.

The programme is not directed towards eco-products, but towards operational systems that reduce environmental impact.  

Content of measure

The Ecodynamic Enterprise Label honours and promotes innovative operational management, which attempts to reduce the impact of economic activities on the environment. It is an official and free recognition. The label advertises eco-management conceptualisations, particularly in terms of waste management and prevention, rational use of energy, management of worker mobility. The sustainability efforts made are symbolised on a three-level scale with one, two or three–star(s). 

The label does not value ecological products or services. Nor does it assess the environmental aspects of a company's core activities. The objective of the label is to assess the way organizations carry out their activities, not the activities themselves.

Companies obtaining the recognition may benefit from:

  • Upright competitive position on the market
  • Social recognition
  • financial savings
  • supported networking

To obtain the label, a company must declare and implement good practices in each environmental theme: Purchases, Noise, Waste, Water, Energy, Green spaces, Mobility and Ground. The candidate's score is calculated based on the benchmark and good practice points, by calculating the proportion of actions enforced by the applying company with those that could potentially be implemented. It is this score which determines whether the candidate can receive the label and whether they receive one, two or three stars.

Applications can be submitted online on the website of the initiative. The application file must be completed within 18 months after the creation of the activity site file.

The project is coordinated by the Brussels Environment Regional Administration and it is part of the circular economy framework. It is funded by the Brussels regional government.

Funding is provided by the Brussels Environment Regional Administration.

Use of measure

416 Enterprises received the label since 1999.

The following points are considered the strengths of the initiative:

  • Improves the environment and environmental awareness
  • Official recognition by the region
  • Savings for the participating organisation
  • Stronger brand image
  • Participating enterprises become a member of a dynamic network. It shares experiences, events and training that are organised by 'Leefmilieu Brussels'
  • Free of charge

Since 2018, 90 new labels received the label and 78 are currently being considered.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Local / regional government
Regional funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A



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Eurofound (2022), Ecodynamic Enterprise Label, measure BE-1999-1/2737 (measures in Belgium), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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