The range of products is therefore very large but excludes automobiles, textile products (excluding leather goods), food, cosmetics and chemical products.
The LONGTIME® label aims on one hand to highlight the manufacturers willing to offer sustainable products, and on the other hand to encourage a different way to consume.
This label, owned by the Cooperative ETHIKIS, is the result of a 2-year development work in collaboration with the applicable stakeholders: manufacturers, users, consumers,... It can be issued by Apave Certification following the assessment of conformity to a labeling baseline including several requirements around the 3 following pillars: robustness, repairability / customer service, and warranty conditions.
The LONGTIME® label is issued following an initial audit for a 3 year period, with a follow-up audit at the end of the validity period.