PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download the FREE Equipment and Rental Resource Guide

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Green Seal Pilots Company Certification

Monday, December 21, 2009

Comment | More

Green Seal, the independent green certifying organization, is piloting a Company Certification Program that provides a holistic assessment of a company's product line and business operations.

The program is the first and only of its kind, Green Seal says. It is designed to enable manufacturers to prove their sustainability claims to customers and stockholders.

The program, which "rewards the highest levels of environmental performance and leadership," builds on Green Seal's development of 30 environmental standards and certification of over 3,500 green products and services since the organization was founded in 1989.

The pilot program will certify companies as a whole based on their commitment to environmentally sound business practices and sustainable products. Recognition of environmental leadership - at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels - will be based on corporate-wide practices and environmental impacts, third-party environmental certification of the company's products, and life-cycle assessment of the company's key product lines.

Green Seal will factor in greenhouse gas emissions, water conservation, biodiversity impact and labor relations, among other requirements.

"Today's green-savvy consumers are increasingly wary of corporate greenwashing and are looking for proof that companies and their products are as green as they say they are," said Arthur Weissman, Ph.D., president and CEO of Green Seal. "Our pilot Company Certification
Program makes green corporate claims credible and provides real marketing power as manufacturers brand themselves in a sustainability-minded marketplace."

Green Seal called the program "a significant leap forward in green product certification programs by assessing entire companies rather than assessing one product at a time."

Certification will involve teams of independent experts doing onsite inspections and life-cycle assessments of the company's supply chain and major products. The teams will also consider social and environmental impact studies.

More information is available at www.greenseal.org.

   

Tagged categories: Green coatings; Green Seal

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

BASF
New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films basf.us/industrialcoatings
polyorders@basf.com
800-231-7868


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

Trailer and skid-mounted models in numerous sizes, powered by electric and/or diesel. Sloped roofs, multiple dust inlets, high static, dampered fans. Lockable power & drive compartments.


Abrasives Inc.
One Call Orders it All!

Life is good when it’s simple. We distribute Clemco blast equipment, nozzles & parts alongside our proven blast media. Make your call: Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Trelawny Surface Preparation Technology
Surface Preparation Equipment

Manufacturer of needle scalers, grinders, scarifiers and scabblers. Pneumatic tools for Marine and Construction. US distributor CS Unitec: 800-700-5919


CS Unitec
Surface Prep & Material Removal

CS Unitec’s Floor Planers remove coatings & corrosion from concrete & metal surfaces. Produce keyed profiles for waterproofing applications. info@csunitec.com


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Truss bridge treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 1995. This highway & rail truss bridge is still stable and there still is no active corrosion.


Minerals Research & Recovery

HIGH PERFORMANCE ABRASIVES


“Made in the USA!”

Why recycle waste from other countries? Go FASTER, CLEANER, at 1/3 THE COST with MR&R “All-American” Sharpshot®HP!!

WATCH THE VIDEO


Dampney Co., Inc.
High Temperature Paint

• Prevent Rust / Corrosion
• High Build / Hot Apply
• Custom Colors / VOC-Compliant
• Offshore/Petro Chem/ Refining/Power Industries
• Over 90 Years of Experience


DRYCO
Environmental Controls
Equipment & Service

Temporary climate control equipment. Dehumidifiers,
Heaters, A/C, Power, More…
Toll Free: 866-379-2600

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com