Eco 5 Rated Label
Products bearing the Eco 5 Rated Label have been assessed against stringent environmental criteria and are good for the environment and for human health.
In harmony with the environment & made from environmentally friendly materials
The Eco 5 Rating assessment considers criteria including materials, harmful substances, expected life cycle, packaging, separability, recyclability and emissions that are harmful to the environment.
Key Environmental Assessment Criteria
Areas of Criterion:
Product Life | Product Stewardship | Emissions | Separability | Recyclability | Packaging | Product Identification | Product Information | Harmful Substances | Padding Materials | Fabrics / Upholstery Materials | Timber & Natural Materials | Adhesives | Coatings and Treatments
Find more on the specific characteristics of each criteria here
Product Stewardship End-of-life ‘Take-back’ Program
Product stewardship recognises everyone involved in the production, supply and use of products and sharing responsibility for the environmental impact throughout a product’s life cycle… from production through to disposal. It aims to avoid and reduce waste and increase recycling and resource recovery.
The vital initial step in the cycle is superior product design. ECO 5 Rated products are designed and manufactured to withstand the demands of the commercial environment and the use of premium materials is meshed with the continuous addition of new features to extend the products’ original life-span (First-life).
ECO 5 Rated Product Stewardship End-of-life ‘Take-back’ Program completes the eco-cycle and assists with the management and disposal of products at the end of their useful life with the original user.
The manufacturer of the ECO 5 Rated products will receive and dispose of its ECO 5 Rated products provided they are returned in an uncontaminated and reusable or recyclable condition within 12 years from date of manufacture.