Applying for the 'Towards Sustainability' label

Financial institutions wanting to apply for the label for one or more of their products can contact the CLA at info@towardssustainability.be to receive the Application Package.

Application Package

The application package consists of:

  • A document about the application and verification procedure, and the fee structure
  • The application letter, including a list of required documents
  • The conformity matrix, that should be completed for all products
  • The base text of the Quality Standard and additional technical information
  • The optional signatory commitment letter

Awarding cycles 

Labels will be awarded 4 times per year and are valid for 1 year. 

Each cycle consists of a 3-month application phase and a 3-month verification phase, after which a new batch of labels is awarded. 

The cycles are as follows: 

  Application phase  Application deadline Verification phase  Labels awarded  Labels valid until Renewal deadline
Cycle 1  1/11 – 31/1 31/1 1/2 – 30/4 May May Y+1 31/1 Y+1
Cycle 2 1/2 – 30/4 30/4 1/5 – 31/7 August August Y+1 30/4 Y+1
Cycle 3 1/5 – 31/7 31/7 1/8 – 31/10 November November Y+1 31/7 Y+1
Cycle 4 1/8 – 31/10 31/10 1/11 – 31/1 February Februari Y+1 31/10 Y+1

 

An initial cycle was organized in 2019, with labels awarded in 2 steps: November 2019 (application deadline 30/6/2019) and February 2020 (application deadline 15/11/2019).