Standards

EPA Design for the Environment

EPA Design for the Environment

Governing Organization

US Environmental Protection Agency

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Auditing / Certification Body

US Environmental Protection Agency

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies

Memberships

Government Affiliated

Sectors Covered

Various Sectors

Issues Covered

Biodegradable and Recycling, Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

EPA allows safer products to carry the Design for the Environment (DfE) label. This mark enables consumers to quickly identify and choose products that can help protect the environment and are safer for families.  When you see the DfE logo on a product it means that the DfE scientific review team has screened each ingredient for potential human health and environmental effects and that—based on currently available information, EPA predictive models, and expert judgment—the product contains only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class.  Product manufacturers who become DfE partners, and earn the right to display the DfE logo on recognized products, have invested heavily in research, development and reformulation to ensure that their ingredients and finished product line up on the green end of the health and environmental spectrum while maintaining or improving product performance.  EPAs Design for the Environment Program (DfE) has allowed use of their logo on over 2,700 products. These products are formulated from the safest possible ingredients and have increased the use of safer chemicals by hundreds of millions of pounds.

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