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overall %
Production & Manufacturing 188 54.65%
Inputs 40 11.63%
  Extraction Impact* 10 2.91%
  litte or no impact  
  reversible, but noticeable impact  
  Total % recycled or re-used material (by weight)* 10 2.91%
  0.10 point per 1% of post-consumer content  
  0.075 point per 1% of post-industrial content  
  * These two categories are combined and weighted together in the event that one is not applicable to a particular product in order to avoid unfairly penalizing that product.  
  Renewable Resources 10 2.91%
  0.10 point per 1% renewable resource content by weight  
  Uses Toxic or Carcinogenic Materials/Chemicals 10  
  no  
  taken steps to reduce use of toxic materials  
Outputs 30 8.72%
  EPA Standards 10 2.91%
  no outputs regulated by EPA  
  emissions are < 50% of EPA-allowable  
  meets EPA standards for regulated outputs  
  Re-sourcing Waste Products (input for another product) 10 2.91%
  0.10 point per 1% of total outputs by weight that are sold/exported out for use as input for another product  
  On-Site Waste Treatment 10 2.91%
  Uses on-site system or device for treating waste products (other than water) such as methane digestion, tower scrubbers, reed beds, marsh treatment, etc.  
Water 10 2.91%
  Water Conservation 5 1.45%
  0.10 point per 1% reduction, up to 5 points (50% red.)  
  Waste Water Handling 5 1.45%
  Uses constructed wetlands or similar on-site treatment process  
Greenhouse Gases & Ozone Depletion 16 4.65%
  Greenhouse Gas Emission 5 1.45%
  no GG emissions  
  Steps Taken to Reduce of GG Emissions 3 0.87%
  0.05 points per 1% reduction, up to 3 points (60% red.)  
  Ozone Depleting Gases 5 1.45%
  no ozone-depleting gases used or emitted  
  Steps Taken to Reduce Ozone-Depleting Gases 3 0.87%
  0.05 points per 1% reduction, up to 3 points (60% red.)  
Energy 18 5.23%
  Green Energy Provider 2 0.58%
  yes  
  On-Site Renewable Energy Source for Manufacturing Facility 12 3.49%
  0.10 point per 1% offset of energy demand due to sustainable on-site energy source, up to 12 points (120% offset)  
  Energy Savings 6 1.74%
  0.10 point per 1% reduction in energy use, up to 6 point (60%)  
Packaging 10 2.91%
  Quantity of Packaging by Volume 3  
  < 5% of purchased product volume  
  6-10% of purchased product volume  
  11-20% of purchased product volume  
  Recycled Content 3 0.87%
  0.033 point per 1% post-consumer content  
  0.025 point per 1% post-industrial content  
  Collection and Return of Packaging for Re-Use 2 0.58%
  yes  
  Steps Taken to Reduce Packaging 2 0.58%
  yes  
Transportation 14 4.07%
  Average Distance from Supply to Manufacture 4  
  Average Distance from Manufacture to Distribution 4 1.16%
  < 50 miles  
  51-100 miles  
  101-500 miles  
  501-1000 miles  
  Mode of Transport 4 1.16%
  none or largest distance travelled is <15 miles  
  75-100% by rail  
  50-74% by rail  
  Steps Taken to Reduce Environmental Impact of Transport. 2 0.58%
  yes
Chain of Custody 50 14.53%
Installation, Use and Maintenance 30 8.72%
Installation 5 1.45%
  Embodied Energy 1 0.29%
  no machinery required  
  Toxic Materials 4 1.16%
  no toxic or carcinogenic materials required  
Use & Maintenance 7 2.03%
  Embodied Energy 2 0.42%
  no machinery required  
  Toxic Materials 5 1.04%
  no toxic or carcinogenic materials required  
Off-gassing 6 1.74%
  No off-gassing during installation 2 0.48%
  No off-gassing during use 2 0.48%
  No off-gassing during maintenance 2 0.48%
Energy/Resource Consumption During Use 6 1.45%
  no energy or resource consumption  
  less than average for product type (when on full power, if multiple settings exist)  
  optional low-energy or -resource setting (other than Off) available at which consumption is reduced by 1/2  
Durability & Performance 6 1.74%
  Life Expectancy of Product 3 0.73%
  > 50 years or biodegrades after optimum product life expectancy  
  30-49 years  
  20-29 years  
  Product Performance Over Time 2  
  no diminution of performance over time  
  Product Repair or Warrante * 1 0.24%
  product comes with lifetime warranty for repair and/or replacement  
End of Product Life 40 11.63%
Product Reclamation Program 10 2.91%
  yes  
Product Reincarnation 30 8.72%
  Re-use of Product and/or Parts * 12 3.49%
  0.12 point per 1% re-usable content (by wt.)  
  Recyclability of Product and/or Parts * 8 2.33%
  0.08 point per 1% recyclable content (by wt.)  
  Biodegradability of Product and/or Parts * 10 2.91%
  0.10 point per 1% non-toxic compostable content (by wt.)
  0.075 point per 1% non-toxic biodegradable, non-compostable content (by wt.)
  * these three categories weighted together for a total of 30 points.  
Social 66 19.19%
Occupational Health and Safety 4 1.16%
  Policy and Claims 2 0.58%
  has written policy and regular monitoring of worker health and safety; documentation of these is available to the public  
  OSHA Standards 2 0.58%
  exceeds OSHA standards in all facilities  
  meets OSHA standards in all facilities regardless of required health and safety standard  
Company Environmental Policy 12 3.49%
  Environmental Education/Training 2 0.58%
  provides seminars, workshops, etc. for employees to educate and involve them in company's environmental policies and goals.  
  sponsors newsletters, seminars, etc. for the general public to educate them on environmental issues  
  Environmental Policy & Claims 4 1.16%
  has written environmental policy and documentation of environmental claims made in this form, both available to the public, in the following categories:  
  production and manufacture  
  installation, use and maintenance  
  end of product life  
  social  
  Environmental Goals 4 1.16%
  has set written environmental goals, available to the public, in the following categories:  
  production and manufacturing  
  installation, use and maintenance  
  end of product life  
  social  
  Disclosure of Information 2 0.58%
  all information requested has been disclosed  
Wage Equity 4 1.16%
  "Living wage" policy 2 0.58%
  has written policy in place regarding "living wages" and its documentation is available to the public.  
  has set goals regarding living wages and these goals are available to the public  
  CEO (or highest paid employee) salary is < 10x lowest wage 2 0.58%
Gender Equity 4 1.16%
  Policy & Goals 2 0.58%
  policy/documentation  
  goals  
  Leadership 2 0.58%
  at least 50% of Board of Directors are women  
  at least 50% of Top Managers are women  
Diversity 4 1.16%
  Policy & Documentation 4  
  has a written policy supporting diversity within the company community; documentation of this policy is available to public.  
  has set goals towards diversity within the company, which are available to the public  
Employee Benefits 4 1.16%
  0.0025 point per percent of employees covered per benefit Benefits:
Full health insurance
Mat./Pat. leave
Retirement
Paid vacation
Job-sharing
Child care
Paid sick leave
Transportation/carpool
Stock options
Skills training
Re-training
Sabbatical
Education
Flex hours
Fitness
Severance options
 
Corporate Generosity 4 1.16%
  Community Reinvestment 2 0.58%
  > 5% of net pre-tax earnings donated to community groups/programs  
  1-5% of net pre-tax earnings donated to community groups/programs  
  Charitable Giving 2 0.58%
  > 5% of net pre-tax earnings donated to charity organizations
  1-5% of net pre-tax earnings donated to charity organizations  
Chain of Custody 30 8.72%
Other 20 5.81%
Certification by Independent Certification Agencies 6 1.74%
  Company is certified (specify certification) 2  
  Product is certified (specify certification) 2  
  LEED Building Certification (specify building and rating received) 2  
Testing by Authorized Testing Agencies 4 1.16%
  Product tested and approved (specify testing agency) 1  
  Product tested and approved as cruelty-free (specify testing agency) 1  
  No animals or animal by-products used in any product or process 1  
  Test results available to the public 1  
Achievement 10 2.91%
  more than 25%
  25% more points overall than last year
  10% more points overall than last year
  5% more points overall than last year
  1-4% more points overall than last year
Total Sustainability Points 344