Products and Services
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Life Cycle Assessment
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GreenScreen Certified™ is an independent, non-profit certification standard that promotes the use of inherently safer chemicals in products and manufacturing. Products are certified to Bronze, Silver or Gold. Bronze certification prohibits the use of any chemical of high concern listed on globally recognized chemical hazard lists as defined by the GreenScreen List Translator. Silver and Gold certification levels prohibit chemicals of high concern as defined by the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals benchmarking criteria. Catalyzed by Greenpeace’s “Detox Campaign” in 2013, the apparel industry is now a leading sector in redesigning manufacturing processes to be safer for people and the planet. Levi Strauss & Co., H&M, and the industry collaboration known as Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) are among the leaders in defining pathways to identifying and selecting inherently safer chemicals for use in the apparel sector. By reducing the hazards of chemicals in manufacturing, the industry reduces the risks of chemicals to workers, communities, and to a brand’s bottom line.
Clean Production Action launched GreenScreen Certified™ Standard for Textile Chemicals in 2017 to enable formulators to communicate actions they are taking to reduce the use of chemicals of high concern, meet the ZDHC requirements for safer chemicals in manufacturing and give brands a clear platform to communicate their requirements for safer chemicals in textile formulations.
To ensure all inventory and thresholds are met, third-party GreenScreen Certification Service Providers may need to work directly with an Applicant’s suppliers to obtain proprietary data, however. See the Product Inventory Form in each standard for a full list of required documentation.