GreenCircle Certified, LLC 

 Assuring Accountability in

Today's Evolving Market

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GreenCircle is looking to add a Certification Analyst to our team. Find out more about this position here.

Annie Bevan Named to LEED Supply Chain Optimization Working Group

Annie Bevan, Certification and Operations Manager, has recently been selected to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED Supply Chain Optimization Working Group. Concentrating on the optimization of the LEED v4 Materials and Resources credits, members of this working group include chemical suppliers, product manufacturers, design teams, raw material producers, academics, government entities, and USGBC staff. Annie will leverage her industry expertise in supply chain audits to assist the group in developing guidelines and guidance for specific credits, focusing on enhancing feasibility, performance, and measurement. To learn more about the working group, click here.

Lock in Seminar Early Registration Pricing!

Tad Radzinski's Corporate Responsibility Revolution seminar is fast approaching, and time is running out to receive Early Registration discounts. As traditional corporate strategies are becoming increasingly obsolete, organizations are being challenged to transform their long-term business models to succeed in the evolving global economy. A recent study of over 900 companies by IEMA found that most companies are not prepared to meet the challenges of a sustainable economy; however, sustainability skills training can ensure your continued success. 


Tad's seminar delivers real-world insight, coupled with hands-on workshops, to prepare your organization to meet the needs of this market evolution. Based on decades of industry expertise, this proven system has helped hundreds of organizations transform their business models to stay competitive and reach long-term goals. Early Registration ends on December 5, so register now to take advantage of special pricing. Space is limited, so click here for more information and to reserve your spot today.

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  



Health Product Declaration Verification

GreenCircle Advancing Industry
with Strategic Partnerships

GreenScreen/Clean Production Action and GreenCircle Announce Partnership on Material Ingredient Reporting


When the USGBC released LEED v4 in the fall of 2013, there were several substantial updates to the widely adopted green building rating system. Specifically, the Materials and Resources section saw many changes including, for the first time, the inclusion of material health considerations. There has been a steep learning curve for both manufacturers and LEED practitioners scrambling to keep current with the new system. Industry leaders are partnering and combining their expertise to make LEED v4 compliance easier. The recent partnership between GreenScreen/Clean Production Action and GreenCircle Certified, LLC aims to assist in compliance for various Material Ingredient credit options. The partnership brings together Clean Production Action's GreenScreenŽ for Safer Chemicals methodology and GreenCircle's third-party certification expertise.


GreenCircle will use its role as a leading third-party certification body to ensure that Manufacturer's Inventories and GreenScreen claims submittals are being completed in compliance with LEED requirements. As the first approved GreenScreen-LEED Certifier, GreenCircle's mark will guarantee LEED project teams that certified inventories will qualify for the Material Ingredient Disclosure and Optimization credit options. 


 At this time, Clean Production Action and GreenCircle are seeking a consensus group of manufacturers and industry experts to test the certification process and provide feedback. If you are interested in participating in this consensus group, or would like more information about this effort, please contact Annie Bevan, Certification and Operations Manager, GreenCircle Certified, LLC. For more information, read the full press release, here

It Pays to be "Really Good"


Growing challenges facing businesses today include exponential population growth; energy demands; fresh water and natural resource depletion; changes in standards of living; evolving consumer values and demands; employee health and safety; and, of course, climate change. As these forces continue to shape the business environment, there has been a shift in corporate strategies to utilize environmental and social responsibility to protect long-term investments in lieu of short-term rewards.


Global investor groups have adopted sustainability as requisite, and weigh social and environmental factors in making investment choices. Previously, typical investing frameworks relied primarily on financial analysis, but did not account for material sustainability factors that can affect a company's value. One of the most common methodologies for addressing this is evaluating Environmental, Social and Governance factors (ESG). ESG analysis assesses the non-financial elements in valuation of organizations. Utilizing ESG evaluation and other criteria, MSCI (a leading provider of stock market indexes and analysis tools) assigns a KLD score that relates to a company's environmental and social performance, with higher scores representing better performance. Originally launched in 1990, the MSCI KLD 400 Social Index is adjusted at each quarterly review and consists of the top 400 companies with exemplary social and environmental records. Compelling arguments exist for adopting corporate responsibility to support a business strategy, but do companies really see a measurable gain from it? 


To determine if there was a link between KLD scores and financial performance, a study was completed by Michael J. Barnett and Robert M. Salomon. Their findings demonstrated that the firms with high KLD scores had the highest financial performance of the sample group, proving that companies engaging in corporate responsibility outperform those that do not. To learn more about how GreenCircle can help your organization improve environmental, social, and financial performance, contact AshLee Klingman at or 610-569-1045.

Aaron Industries Advancing Sustainable Production
with Recycled Plastic Compounds


As a leading supplier of primary materials, Aaron Industries plays a large role in sustainable production. Aaron recently received GreenCircle certification for Recycled Content of its Post-Consumer and Post-Industrial blends of Polypropylene, Polystyrene, and Polyethylene. Certification has quantified and validated the recycled content of 19 of Aaron Industries' thermoplastic custom compounds and resins, bolstering Aaron's position as a leader in recycled plastic innovation and one of the largest resin compounders in the Northeast. 


Recycling operations, such as the ones found at Aaron Industries, are reducing the need for virgin materials and, in turn, are reducing overall environmental impacts. Aaron's recycled compounds and resins enable their customers to create more sustainable products, providing significant value throughout the supply chain. To learn more about Aaron Industries' Recycled Content certification, read the full press release, here.