‘Green’ claims are easy to make but much harder to substantiate. This means that operating more sustainably is not as simple as purchasing or specifying products and services that are marketed as being ‘green’.
While consumers agree they want ‘green’ products, most are unsure exactly what makes a product environmentally sound. Indeed, even the experts struggle to form a consensus.
The environment is such a huge topic. If your customers knew how to properly assess a product, it would still be impractical to provide them with enough data at the point of sale.
Eco-labels solve this problem
Eco-labeling bodies set environmental standards for specific industries. They award the use of easily recognisable labels to products that meet their standards.
Independent assessment and certification not only ensures that green claims are based on fact, but also that products and services meet performance standards appropriate for their intended use. This is important to consumers, specifiers needing to fulfil a sustainability brief, and to the supplier wanting to demonstrate green credentials.
The right eco-label on your product is all the consumer, specifier or for example Green Star need to see. They don’t need to worry about the specifics. The eco-label is proof that your organisation has met the required standard.
But meeting the standards of recognised eco-labeling bodies requires technically robust evidence of your environmental credentials.
Through a comprehensive life cycle assessment, Edge will produce the evidence you need.
We may find that you do not currently meet the requirements of the eco-label. By examining your product or service’s life cycle, we will determine the most practical and cost effective ways for you to mitigate your environmental impact.
In many cases, we will identify ways to reduce your environmental impact while saving you money too.