A green product is designed to have as little environmental effect as possible during its entire life cycle and even after it is no longer useful.
Green products are typically defined by two primary goals: waste reduction and resource utilization maximization. They are made with non-toxic ingredients and environmentally friendly procedures, and they have received certifications such as GreenPro, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), and others.
Green Product Certifications are designed to outline and validate that a product meets a certain requirement while also providing an environmental advantage. Many product labels and certification systems certify products based on life-cycle criteria, transforming them into multi-attribute programs.
When an independent third party conducts the product testing and awards the certification, a green product certification is regarded as the most credible. They are third-party since they are not affiliated with the product maker, contractor, designer, or specifier.
Third-party labels and green product certification programs can be useful in assessing green product attributes because they verify that the product follows such industry-independent requirements. Many product certifications are also accepted by LEED, Green Globes, and the National Green Building Standard. As a result, the need for green product certifications is increasing with the increased demand for green products.
What is audited during green product certification?
A green audit is a method of demonstrating to companies their carbon footprint and providing recommendations for reducing it. The inspection of an organization to determine the overall environmental effect of its operations, or of a specific product or procedure, is known as a green audit.
Green audits are mechanisms that companies use to determine their compliance with relevant laws and regulations, as well as the requirements of their various stakeholders. It can also be used to find ways to save money, improve job efficiency, increase employee health, safety, and morale, minimize liabilities, certifications, and accomplish other goals.
CDG has its own 'Green Product Label' please contact us for further details.