Evaluation Criteria

 
Production &
Manufacture
End of Product Life Company Social Profile Other  
       

  Production & Manufacture

 
 Inputs
100% = 40 cr.
Extraction Impact*
max. 10
+10
little no no impact
+5
reversible, but noticeable impact
Recycled or re-used content*
max. 10
+1-10
0.1 credit per 1% post-consumer recycled content (by weight)
+1-8
0.075 credit per 1% post-industrial recycled content (by weight)
Renewable Resource Content
max. 10
+0-10
0.1 credit per 1% renewable resource content (by weight)
Toxic or Carcinogenic Materials
max. 10
+10
no toxic or carcinogenic materials used in production
+1
steps taken to reduce use of toxic and carcinogenic materials in production
   
* these categories weighted together for a total of 20 credits.
 
 
 Outputs
100% = 30 cr.
EPA Standards
max. 10
+10
no outputs are regulated by EPA
+6
EPA-regulated outputs are < 50% of EPA-allowable
+3
EPA-regulated outputs meet EPA standards
Re-sourcing of Waste Products
max. 10
+0-10
0.1 credit per 1% of waste products (by weight) that are sold or exported out to be used as input for another product
On-site Waste Treatment
max. 10
+10
uses on-site system or device for treating waste products other than water (i.e., methane digestion, reed beds, tower scrubbers, etc.)
 
 Water
100% = 10 cr.
Water Conservation
max. 5
+0-5
0.1 credit per 1% reduction in water use due to water conservation measures (up to 50% reduction)
Waste Water Handling
max. 5
+5
uses constructed wetlands or similar on-site waste water treatment
 
 Energy
100% = 20 cr.
Green Energy Provider
max. 2
+2
manufacturing facilities powered by green energy provider
On-site Renewable Energy Source
max. 12
+0-12
0.1 credit per 1% offset in energy demand due to on-site renewable energy source (up to 120% offset)
Energy Conservation
max. 6
+1-6
0.1 credit per 1% reduction in energy use (up to 60% reduction)
 
 Gas Emissions
100% = 16 cr.
Greenhouse Gas Emission
max. 8
+8
no GG emissions
+0-3
0.05 credit per 1% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (up to 60% reduction)
Ozone-Depleting Gases
max. 8
+8
no ozone-depleting gases used or emitted
+0-3
0.05 credit per 1% reduction in ozone depleting gases (up to 60% reduction)
 
 Packaging
100% = 10 cr.
Quantity of Packaging by Volume
max. 3
+3
< 5% of purchased product volume
+2
5-10% of purchased product volume
+1
11-20% of purchased product volume
Recycled Content
max. 3
+0-3
0.033 credit per 1% post-consumer recycled content in packaging
+0-3
0.025 credit per 1% post-industrial recycled content in packaging
Collection and Return of Packaging
max. 2
+2
has system of collection/return of packaging for re-use
Steps Taken to Reduce Packaging
max. 2
+2
yes
 
 Transportation
100% = 14 cr.
Distance from Supply to Manufacture
max. 4
+4
average <= 50 miles
+3
average 51-100 miles
+2
average 101-500 miles
+1
average 501-1000 miles
Distance from Manufacture to Distribution
max. 4
+4
average <= 50 miles
+3
average 51-100 miles
+2
average 101-500 miles
+1
average 501-1000 miles
Mode of Transport
max. 4
+4
no transportation or largest distance travelled is < 15 miles
+3
total miles covered done 75-100% by rail
+2
total miles covered done 50-74% by rail
Steps Taken to Reduce Environmental Impact of Transportation
max. 2
+2
yes
 
 Chain of Custody
100% = 50 cr.
Supplier Information Disclosure
max. 50
+0-5
0.05 credit per 1% of suppliers of whom the GBP Product Questionnaire has been requested by the manufacturer
+0-25
0.25 credit per 1% of suppliers who have completed the GBP Product Questionnaire
+1-50
0.50 credit per 1% of suppliers whose claims made on the GBP Product Questionnaire have been certified by an independent agency
 

 

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