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UL announces Global Certification for Environmentally Preferable Cleaning Products
UL Environment has announced the launch of a globally applicable, lifecycle-based environmental product certification for janitorial and sanitation products.
Formerly available only as EcoLogo, a North American certification recognised mainly in Canada and the US, this new, worldwide UL certification service for environmentally preferable cleaning products will enable manufacturers to leverage UL's trusted brand and technical expertise to showcase their environmental stewardship and marketplace leadership.
"We are committed to advancing the globalisation of 'green' in the janitorial and sanitation industry, and we believe our ISO 14024-compliant environmental certification will help make that possible," says Angela Griffiths, director of operations for UL Environment. "Because of the chemical composition of 'jan-san' products, and because of the nature of their use, cleaning product manufacturers have a unique opportunity to make a real, lasting, and positive impact on the health of both the environment and the end-user. UL Environment is poised to help them do so."
Manufacturers around the world may pursue UL Environmental Product Certification to one (or more) of approximately 20 multi-attribute leadership standards, including those for:
* Carpet/Upholstery Cleaners
* Floor Care Products
* Hard Surface Cleaners
* Sanitary Paper Products
* Hand Cleaners
Developed in a consensus-based manner, these voluntary standards are rigorous, ensuring that only the top-performing products in the global marketplace can comply.
"This is why they are considered 'leadership' standards," says Angela Griffiths. "Not just any product can make the cut. But those that do make the cut and earn the UL Environmental Product Certification mark can prove to the world that they are bona fide environmental leaders."
31st May 2012