EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has announced its first three certifications under the tile industry's brand new Green Squared(SM) certification standard. Certifications were awarded to tile manufactured by Crossville Inc., Interceramic Inc., and Metropolitan Ceramics by Ironrock.
Squared is the flooring industry's first sustainability standard for
tile and tile installation materials. Developed by the Tile Council of
North America (TCNA) (tilethenaturalchoice.com) under the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI) process, this sustainability standard
recognizes manufacturers for their environmental leadership and corporate
social responsibility across a broad range of indicators. Scientific
Certification Systems is among the first third-party certifiers accredited by
TCNA to conduct evaluations under this standard.
is committed to supporting comprehensive industry certifications such as Green
Squared that address a wide range of environmental impacts and social
issues," said Michael Wolfe, Managing Director, Environmental
Certification Services at SCS.
eligible to achieve Green Squared(SM) certification include
ceramic and glass tiles, grouts, mortars, backer boards, underlayments, and
waterproof membranes. The standard addresses environmental product characteristics,
product manufacturing, end-of-life management, corporate governance, and
Green Squared certification encompasses a wide range of sustainable initiatives
into a concise package. It solidifies Crossville's ground-breaking efforts,
from process to product." Lindsey Waldrep, Vice President,
Marketing,Crossville Inc. "We're excited to be one of the first companies
to obtain this certification."
certification process for Green Squared was both challenging and enlightening.
We learned that we have done many things well and that there is always room to
improve." Guy Renkert, President and CEO of Ironrock. "Working with
SCS was a pleasure. They were friendly, knowledgeable, well prepared,
meticulous in their assessment and provided excellent customer service."
Green Squared standard is one more way in which the green building industry is
demonstrating its leadership in sustainability," said Humberto Maese,
Executive Vice President of US Operations Interceramic. "As an early
adopter, our goal is to encourage other companies will follow suit."
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has been
a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification,
auditing, testing and standards development for more than 25 years. SCS
programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance
in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and
agriculture, retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation, reflecting
its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
SCS Unveils Tile Industry's Green Squared Sustainability Standard
April 17, 2012