Cradle to Cradle Certified (C2C) is a globally recognized set of standards for product designers, manufacturers and brands to make sustainable products designed for a circular economy. The certification process assesses environmental and social performance across five main sustainability categories: 1. material health, 2. material reuse, 3. carbon management, 4. water stewardship, 5. social fairness.

Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organization working with companies to transition towards a low-carbon economy. Climate Neutral works with brands to measure, reduce, and off-set their carbon emissions. Thereby helping brands to address their climate impact, while helping consumers to identify and choose brands with a low carbon footprint.

Energy Star is a program run by the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the U.S. Department of Energy to promote energy efficiency. The Energy Star label provides information to consumers on the energy consumption and efficiency of everyday products and devices we use in our lives. Helping consumers to choose products and devices that save energy and reduces the environmental impacts of energy use.

FloorScore is a recognized certification standard that tests surface flooring materials to ensure they are made with limited amounts of toxic ingredients that can off-gasemit airborne chemicals, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals that release into the air can be toxic, and contribute to indoor air pollution. The FloorScore label helps consumers to choose materials with little or no airborne chemicals. Therefore contributing to better indoor air quality, and creating healthier indoor environments to live, work, and play.

*See U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) on VOCs, and Impact on Indoor Air Quality and Human Health.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a global nonprofit organization that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. The organization works to prevent deforestation, and to preserve a forest’s environmental, economic, and social benefits. The FSC label on a product affirms that the natural materials used to make a product are sourced from a sustainably managed forest. Therefore ensuring that a forest’s natural resources are replenished and preserved.

Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) is the first global standard for organic latex products and processing, especially in sleep products such as mattresses. The standard addresses criteria for latex products made from organic raw materials, as well as for materials from non-organic origins. To achieve GOLS, a product is required to contain more than 95% of certified organic raw materials. In addition, manufacturers must comply with mandatory environmental and social regulations, beginning with sustainable harvesting of raw materials, through to responsible manufacturing processes and emissions test for permissible limits of harmful substances.

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a globally recognized label that certifies the organic status of textiles throughout the entire textile supply chain. From harvesting organic raw materials sourced from a sustainable farming system, to environmentally and socially responsible textile processing and manufacturing practices that prohibit the use of toxic chemical dyes. Which are commonly used in textile processing that get discharged into the air and water, which can destroy ecosystems and biodiversity.

GREENGUARD certified products have been scientifically tested to meet some of the world’s most rigorous emissions standards for exposure to airborne chemicals and pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Chemicals that off-gas into the air can be bad for human health. They can be found in products and materials that we use to build, renovate, and furnish our indoor environments. The GREENGUARD label helps designers and consumers to identify products and materials that contain little or no airborne chemicals. Therefore reducing indoor air pollution levels, and creating healthier indoor spaces to live, work and play.

*See U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) on VOCs, and Impact on Indoor Air Quality and Human Health.

Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX is one of the world’s best-known label for strict standards when it comes to testing textiles for harmful substances. The OEKO-TEX certification takes into account every single component and ingredient that can be harmful to human health. Whether it’s home textiles or decorative materials, the OEKO-TEX label signifies high-quality and sustainable textiles at all stages of the value-creation chain.

WaterSense is a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). The WaterSense label certifies that a product is water-efficient, using at least 20% less water, and performs just as well, if not better than a regular model of a same product. The WaterSense label helps consumers to choose products that reduce their water usage, therefore conserving water at home, outdoors, and at work.

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified environmental and social performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. Through strong, sustainable business practices, B Corp certified businesses voluntarily commit to accelerating changes that create a positive impact for their employees, communities, and the planet.