50 - Native or non-invasive alien species used in outdoor planting (up to 2 points)
Category : Water
Status : Optional 2 Points
Type of accommodation : Accommodation
Definition (User manual)
During the validity period of the EU Ecolabel, the vegetation of outdoor areas, including any aquatic vegetation, shall be composed of native and/or non-invasive alien species:
absence of invasive alien species of Union concern (0,5 point) (other invasive alien species may be present);
exclusively non-invasive alien species (1 point);
native and/or non-invasive alien species (1,5 point);
exclusively native species (2 points).
For the purposes of this EU Ecolabel, native species means plant species that occur naturally in the country.
For the purposes of this EU Ecolabel, non-invasive species means plant species that do not naturally occur in the country and for which there is no evidence that they reproduce, establish and spread easily or that they may have negative impacts on native biodiversity.
Outdoor planting shall exclude invasive alien species of Union concern within the meaning of Article 3(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (31).