PRO EUROPE offers inter alia a forum for cooperation of the national Green Dot organisations. Its functions are as follows:
- Based on uniform regulations, it grants the right to use the mark "Der Grüne Punkt" (the "Green Dot") to nationally recognised systems set up by fillers, packaging producers and retailers to implement the European Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste dated December 20, 1994.
- It develops and checks criteria governing the award of the mark the "Green Dot" to manufacturers, distributors and fillers of packaging and/or packed products in agreement with the European Anti-Trust Commissions.
- With the cooperation of national collection and recovery systems, the "Green Dot" is to be made into a trade mark of European dimension. The partners of PRO EUROPE are committed to respecting the common meaning of the logo as follows: The mark the "Green Dot" on packaging means that, for such packaging, a financial contribution has been paid to a national packaging recovery company that has been set up in accordance with the principles defined in the European Directive No. 94/62 and its national law.