GreenCircle Certified, LLC 

 Assuring Accountability in

Today's Evolving Market

Tad Radzinski Named to ISSP Board of Directors

Tad Radzinski, GreenCircle's Certification Officer, was just appointed to the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) Board of Directors. As the world's leading professional association of sustainability practitioners, ISSP furthers the goals of its members through education, knowledge sharing, and research. Tad will utilize his decades of expertise to help guide the ISSP and move the organization to the next level. Read the full release here.


 

GreenCircle Cited for HPD Expertise by US Glass News Network

Following GreenCircle's most recent webinar, HPD 101 - A Crash Course in Health Product Declarations, US Glass News Network featured an article about the importance of HPDs in the green building community. The article quotes Annie Bevan, GreenCircle Certification and Operations Manager, as well as fellow presenter, Jim Mellentine, Corporate Sustainability Manager for Sustainable Solutions Corporation. Read the full article here.

GreenCircle Certifications Offered:

Certified Energy Savings

 

Carbon Footprint Reduction

 

Closed Loop Product

 

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Optimized

  

Recyclable Material

 

Recycled Content

 

Renewable Energy Use

 

Renewable Resource Content 

 

Sustainable Biodiesel Certification

 

Sustainable Manufacturing Operations

 

Waste Diversion from Landfill 

 

Certified Environmental Facts  

(Multi-Attribute) 

 

Health Product Declaration Verification

Waste Diversion Clients at Industry Forefront

 

Waste Diversion from Landfill is becoming a key sustainable performance measure, and forward-thinking companies are finding innovative ways to reduce waste. Third-party certification not only assists in promoting current waste diversion achievements, but also establishes a benchmark to drive continuous improvement. Many GreenCircle clients are leading their industries and realizing substantial value from their waste diversion initiatives.

GAF Reinforces Position with Waste Diversion Certification

 

GreenCircle recently completed a Waste Diversion from Landfill certification for GAF's Myerstown, PA facility. Operating at a high rate of efficiency, the Myerstown plant generates low levels of waste (less than 1% of the plant's total output) and makes an effort to recycle all of its waste streams. Achieving a waste diversion from landfill rate of 83%, GAF's Myerstown plant is the first asphalt shingle plant in North America to acquire Waste Diversion from Landfill certification. Read the full release here.

 

 

"At GAF, we are committed to sustainability and transparency," says Tim Machelski, GAF's Senior VP of Manufacturing Operations. "Having our waste diversion rates reviewed and certified by a third party is a crucial part of our program, ensuring accuracy and reinforcing trust in our sustainability claims."

Merck Expands Waste Diversion Certification
to Two Additional Facilities

 

Following the recent success and realized benefits of the GreenCircle Waste Diversion from Landfill certification at its West Point, PA facility, Merck has expanded its certification scope to its Upper Gwynedd and North Wales facilities. As a result of several initiatives, and commitment from internal personnel, Merck is improving operational efficiency and has established internal goals to decrease the amount of waste sent to landfill. GreenCircle's waste analysis and detailed audit of downstream material management operations confirmed the following individual waste diversion rates for each facility in 2013:

 

  • Upper Gwynedd - 99%
  • North Wales - 81%
  • West Point - 84%

 

Merck will use the GreenCircle audit and certifications to continue to improve their internal and external waste management programs with a goal to improve these diversion rates for recertification in 2015.

 

"Our Waste Diversion from Landfill certification has provided significant value. Not only has it established a baseline for our facilities, but it has also helped us identify many opportunities for improvement. Utilizing their expertise, GreenCircle certification sets us apart in our industry and will help us make strategic decisions going forward." - Nancy Valaika, Director, Global Facilities Management

 

Superior Essex on the Path to Zero Waste

 

Committed to sustainability and responsible material management, Superior Essex International sought out GreenCircle to review and certify its waste diversion efforts at its Hoisington, KS facility. Providing an outside perspective, GreenCircle's waste audit identified successes and targeted areas of improvement in Superior Essex's waste diversion program. After achieving a validated waste diversion rate in Hoisington, Superior Essex will leverage its GreenCircle certification to advance its goal of becoming a zero waste facility.

 

"As a leading wire and cable manufacturer, Sustainability at Superior Essex is part of our strategy to provide long-term value. Part of this strategy is increasing the efficiency of our operations to reduce the amount of waste we generate and send to landfills. We believe that it is important to tell this story to our customers and demonstrate how Superior Essex is leading the industry in sustainable practices. GreenCircle certification is a powerful tool for communicating our successes and provides a firm backing for our market leadership position in sustainability." - Eric Perry, VP Applications Engineering/Quality

 

GreenCircle Clients Committed to Transparency

 

JP Industrial Consistently Delivers High Quality
Recycled Content Products

 

Originally receiving its first Recycled Content certification in 2011,
JP Industrial (JPI) is committed to creating high quality materials using recycled content. As one of the nation's leading PVC recycling and reprocessing companies, JPI provides recycled content material that reduces life cycle impacts as compared to using virgin materials and assists its customers in contributing to various green building codes and standards. JPI has continued to gain significant recognition through increased transparency and continued recertification of its recycled content claims. 

 

"Our specialized recycled content blends have provided many of our customers a competitive edge, as well as cost savings, in what is notoriously a very volatile market," said Mike Schneider, Director of Operations at JPI. "Having our claims certified by GreenCircle adds value to our customers and signifies our commitment to quality and transparency."

Can't Miss Webinar


 
Don't miss this informative webinar hosted by the industry experts at Sustainable Solutions Corporation.


 
Lean & Green Manufacturing Using Sustainability Assessments

 

Date: Thursday, August 7

Time: 2:00 p.m. EST

Presenters: Jim Mellentine and Cara Watson, Sustainable Solutions Corp.

 

Increase your profit margin, reduce waste, and improve production efficiency by conducting a facility Sustainability Assessment. A Sustainability Assessment is a useful tool to evaluate manufacturing operations, identify sources of waste of all types, and provide innovative solutions that save money while reducing environmental impacts. Companies can also use this tool to quantify and highlight the advancements your facility has already made to improve overall sustainability. This webinar will teach you the basics of conducting a Sustainability Assessment and how it can benefit your facility's bottom line.

 

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