Sustainable Minds: Sustainable Minds is is a B2B cloud provider of environmental product transparency applications, data and services to help product manufacturers across the value chain, design and market greener products. The company is dedicated to operationalizing environmental performance in mainstream product development and manufacturing in an understandable, empowering and credible way. Sustainable Minds uses design to make the complex clear—design and customer experience are at the heart of all it does. GreenCircle’s LEED v4 Compliant Material Ingredient Reporting certifications will be seen on Sustainable Minds Material Health Overviews. Products that have been verified by GreenCircle, and have received the LEED v4 Compliance logo may include this logo within their Sustainable Minds Material Health Overview reports and architects, designers, and LEED project reviewers can rest assured these products claims are correct and in compliance with LEED v4 Material Ingredient credit requirements.
Clean Production Action: In an effort to provide alternative compliance paths to some of LEED v4’s most confusing Material Ingredient credits, GreenCircle and GreenScreen/Clean Production Action have partnered to facilitate the development of Manufacturer’s Inventories and to certify that products do not contain GreenScreen Benchmark 1 chemicals. Bringing together Clean Production Action’s GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals methodology and GreenCircle’s third-party certification expertise, this partnership will simplify and streamline LEED v4 Materials and Resource credits for LEED project teams, architects, and manufacturers alike.
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC): GreenCircle Certified, LLC is certified as a women’s business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. The WBENC organization, founded in 1997, is the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States.
The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future. Using collaboration among members, the Council aims to enhance clarity, consistency and coordination around sustainability in the institutional procurement marketplace. As part of the organization’s Founder’s Circle and as a Market Advisor, GreenCircle will utilize its industry expertise to provide insight for developing sustainable purchasing standards.
ASTM International Member: Formed in 2008, the ASTM Committee E60 on Sustainability has approximately 550 members on three technical sub-committees. ASTM members help develop sustainability standards that are published in the Annual Book of ASTM standards. These international standards help increase the sustainable development of products. By joining ASTM E60, it is GreenCircle’s goal to help drive sustainable development. GreenCircle can provide expert input which can contribute directly to these published sustainability standards and drive continuous improvement throughout the marketplace.
LEED Green Building Rating Systems: Products certified through GreenCircle demonstrate conformance with the Materials and Resources criteria for recycled content for building products, as specified in the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systems. GreenCircle certification can be used as documentation for recycled content and rapidly renewable material within LEED projects.
Home Innovation Research Labs: GreenCircle is recognized by the Home Innovation Research Labs as a valid third-party certifier of recycled content and bio-based materail. GreenCircle will help manufacturers achieve the Home Innovation Research Lab’s ‘Home Innovation NGBS Green Certified’ products label to earn points toward certifying a building under the National Green Building Standard. The Home Innovation NGBS Green Certified mark is also intended to facilitate the verification of the green practices incorporated into the building during field inspections by providing the accredited verifier with assurance that the product is eligible for the points claimed by the builder.
Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC): The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC), the leader in developing recycling markets in Pennsylvania, has formed an exclusive partnership with GreenCircle Certified, LLC to establish a voluntary, independent evaluation process to certify products with recycled content. The ultimate purpose of this partnership is to enhance the RMC’s mission of building recycling markets in Pennsylvania – by driving an increase in the use of recycled raw materials and encouraging the manufacture and sale of more products with recycled content.
GreenWizard: GreenWizard enables the design and construction community to better manage products and simplify the process of building healthy, sustainable and efficient buildings. GreenCircle's partnership with GreenWizard is another step forward in its drive to provide consumers with a reliable source of information on sustainable products.
Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance: The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) addresses issues concerning the sustainability of the U.S. biodiesel industry. The SBA has partnered with GreenCircle Certified, LLC to create a certification process for evaluating and branding sustainable biodiesel production. GreenCircle is in the process of adapting the SBA’s established Baseline Practices for Sustainability to objectively evaluate the feedstock providers, producers, distributors, and end users of biodiesel.