Milestone Products Earn Greenguard Certification
Clarksville, TN, May 8, 2019-Milestone was awarded UL Greenguard and UL Greenguard Gold Certifications from the UL Environments Greenguard Certification Program on April 30.
The Environmental Product Declaration is an internationally-accepted, published report detailing the lifecycle story of a product in a single, written report, focusing on information about a product’s environmental impact, such as global warming, ozone depletion, water pollution, ozone creation, and greenhouse gas emissions. An EPD can also include other impacts that are of particular interest to the discloser, such as human toxicity, risk and corporate social responsibility. As an EPD Program Operator, UL Environment helps manufacturers locate existing or create new PCRs and then certifies that all information in a manufacturer’s finished EPD is accurate. UL Environment also provides Transparency Summary documents to make key information included in the EPD more assessable.
• While EPDs do not rank products, and the existence of an EPD for a product does not indicate that environmental performance criteria have been met, EPDs are a disclosure tool that helps purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental repercussions so they can make more informed product selections.
• EPDs can provide purchasers comprehensive information on a product’s environmental impact including carbon footprint, impact on acidification, eutrophication, depletion of natural resources, and energy consumption, to name a few.