SMaRT Consensus Sustainable Product Standards

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Sustainable Materials Rating Technology or SMaRT, is the consensus sustainable products standard and label for building products, fabric, apparel, textile & flooring, covering over 80% of the world’s products with environmental, social, & economic criteria.

It is the result of 17 years of standardization with six national votes of consensus approvals involving thousands of professionals.

SMaRT is the Leadership Sustainable Product Standard recognized by LEED Green Building Standard and the Leadership Standards Campaign of leading environmental groups, purchasers, governments, and companies.

SMaRT requires 28 points for the entry level of certification and 156 maximum achievable for Platinum, with 15 points from prerequisites. SMaRT covers all product stages, is ISO compliant LCA, and incorporates over 40 single attribute standards.

It has been adopted by of 20 leading entities including the US Green Building Council and 11 Fortune 500 companies with over $100B in annual sales. SMaRT incorporates and builds on other well known sustainable standards and practices.

Learn more: SMaRT Consensus Sustainable Product Standards websiteExternal Site

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Conformity with SMaRT Consensus Sustainable Product Standards's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17021 Management system certification, ISO 19011 QMS and EMS auditing (and auditor qualifications), ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification, EPA Requirements for EPP Product Certifiers, FTC Environmental Marketing Requirements, ISO 1420 Environmental Label Principles, ISO 14024 Environmental Label Requirements, ISO 14021 Environmental Label Requirements

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Last updated: 20 January 2012