Analytical perspective on the interest of Slovak consumers in certified ecological products


environmental labeling
consumer behavior
certified products

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Rovňák, M., Stofejova, L., Kmec, L., Benko, M., & Salabura, D. (2022). Analytical perspective on the interest of Slovak consumers in certified ecological products. Ekonomia I Środowisko - Economics and Environment, 82(3), 326–341.


People's interest in certified ecological products, environmental organisations, and issues related to environmental protection is a broadly conceived issue and is also a black box for green marketing – the paper deals with the analysis of Slovak consumer interest in certified products and environmental organisations. The aim is to observe and analyse the interest of consumers in accredited products and environmental organisations and to point out significant differences between the respondents' gender and place of residence on environmental behaviour. It is known from the research results that they register the given environmental certificates but do not know all of them simultaneously. The most famous for them is the ecological certificate Environmentally Suitable Product. The product marked in this way creates an impression of environmental friendliness and a guarantee of higher quality. Consumers register these products mainly from websites and the mass media. Gender differences in the expression of interest in environmental product certificates were confirmed, and differences in consumer purchasing decisions regarding certified environmental products in residence were not confirmed.


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