REDUCED CARBON FOOTPRINT
This criterion looks for efforts made by product suppliers and manufacturers to; limit energy use when manufacturing, use lower or negative embodied carbon products, and use renewable energy sources in the productions.
This criterion notes whether products contain Red List materials (the Red List represents the "worst in class" materials known to pose serious risks to human health and ecosystem), whether they off-gas, or if they degrade and release toxins over their lifespan.
This criterion notes reductions in energy, water, material and equipment use achieved by the processes, manufacturing, or shipping due to innovation and successful planning.
This criterion looks for whether a product can be used or recycled at the end of its usable life so that its impact is reduced and its potential is maximised.
This criterion compares the maintenance of products or services when compared to others that are similar. Those that have reduced maintenance due to innovation score highly.
contains recycled material
This criterion assesses based on the percentage of the product which is made from recycled materials, which can include the packaging.