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CRI Green Label

CRI Green Label logo

In 1992, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) launched its Green Label program to test carpet, cushions and adhesives to help specifiers identify products with very low emissions of VOCs.

CRI has recently launched its next series of improvements called Green Label Plus for carpet and adhesives. This enhanced program sets an even higher standard for indoor air quality and ensures that customers are purchasing the very lowest emitting products on the market. Using scientifically established standards, the Green Label Plus program symbolizes the carpet industry’s commitment to a better environment for living, working, learning and healing.

Learn more: CRI Green Label websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with CRI Green Label's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI)

Member of

Unknown

Type

Industry association

Also manages

None.


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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1992

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products Textiles


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 17 May 2014