Partners

Sustainable Minds partners with industry-leading innovators to integrate environmental sustainability into mainstream product development and manufacturing.

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization that educates and empowers manufacturers of consumer products to become a positive force for society and the environment, helping to bring about a new industrial revolution.

The Institute administers the Material Health Certificate (MHC), a certification awarded to products assessed on chemical hazard identification and qualitative exposure considerations during its final manufacture, use and end-of-use. The MHC uses the acclaimed material health assessment methodology of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard to provide manufacturers with a trusted way to communicate their work towards chemically optimized products.

ecomedes is a cloud-based software platform dedicated to simplifying sustainability for our clients and their customers. Our platform is designed to leverage product data during product selection. ecomedes helps brands grow sales and market share by simplifying storytelling, improving product positioning and streamlining product and project analysis.

GreenCircle Certified was established to ensure specificity in third-party certification after encountering many unsubstantiated claims in the marketplace. GreenCircle’s rigorous evaluation process provides independent verification that claims of sustainable aspects of products and operations are valid. Manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, occupants, and consumers can be assured that products labeled with the GreenCircle Certified mark have been thoroughly assessed and their claims verified to applicable standards.

GreenScreen/Clean Production Action and GreenCircle have partnered to streamline the process of earning the Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients credits in LEED v4 using GreenSreen methods. GreenCircle’s LEED v4 Compliance third-party certification will be used on Manufacturer Inventories and Optimization Statements of Disclosure to help the A&D community and GBCI reviewers locate products eligible for LEED v4.

The The Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Collaborative is a customer-led organization committed to the continuous improvement of the building industry’s performance through transparency, openness and innovation in the product supply chain. The HPD Collaborative created, supports and evolves the Health Product Declaration (HPD), an open standard format for the accurate reporting of material contents and potential health hazards.

The International Living Future Institute is a non-profit organization that supports the green building movement and has substantially raised the bar for true sustainability. The ILFI administers the Living Building Challenge™, an international sustainable building, philosophy, advocacy tool and certification program that promotes the most advanced measurement of sustainability in the built environment. The Institute also administers Declare program and labels. Declare labels are issued to products disclosing ingredient inventory, sourcing and end of life options. The Declare product database and labels are used to select products that meet the LBC’s stringent materials requirements, streamlining the materials specification and certification process.

Founded in 1944, NSF International is a global independent public health and safety organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). NSF International has been collaborating with the World Health Organization since 1997 in water quality and safety, food safety and indoor environments.

NSF Sustainability draws upon this expertise to help companies green their products, operations, systems and supply chains. NSF also founded the National Center for Sustainability Standards, a national initiative to support the development of sustainability standard activities. Additional NSF services include NSF Education and Training, safety audits for the food and water industries, nutritional/dietary supplement certification, organic certification provided by QAI (Quality Assurance International) and management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR).