naturemade is a label for the award of all energy production (electricity, biogas, heating/cooling) and supply from renewable sources. naturemade stands for credible quality and ecological improvement and includes the naturemade support model.
The naturemade label exists in two quality grades:
- naturemade star indicates energy produced with special respect for the environment. The energy comes from 100% renewable sources and guarantees compliance with further, stricter and more comprehensive ecological requirements. The requirements are based on eco-balances of every energy system and scientific criterias on the plant.
- naturemade basic indicates electricity, heating/cooling and fuels from 100% renewable sources.
The mark is awarded after thorough inspection by the Association for environmentally sound energy (VUE, founded 1999). naturemade enjoys wide support: environmental and consumer organizations, renewable energy associations, major energy consumers and large, medium and small energy suppliers and producers are all represented in VUE and on its Board.
The quality label naturemade will be modernised and alined to the VUE's vision with the pathway towards 100% green energy. The adaptations will be introduced as of 1 January 2022.
naturemade is the main Swiss label for renewable energy. Power plants in different European countries such as Germany, France and Norway are certified based on the naturemade rules.
naturemade creates additional production from new renewable energy sources in electricity (pv, biomass, wind certified naturemade star): naturemade includes a promotion model for power production from new renewable electricity.
naturemade creates additional ecological quality of hydro power plants production: the naturemade basic promotion model includes a share of ecological hydropower certified naturemade star.
On 9 October 2018 the General Meeting supported the application of Naturemade for ICS accreditation.