We are standards developers, certifiers, LCA technical experts and design, technology & innovation solution providers.
Why the Consortium? With the proliferation of program operators, complex reporting requirements and an increased demand for these services, our members recognized the value of pooling resources, jointly conducting outreach, education and communications and promoting the overall use of PCRs, LCAs, and EPDs in the marketplace. This unprecedented relationship brings increased uniformity, greater recognition and visibility for your product transparency work and greater value to decision-makers when specifying your materials or products.
What are the benefits of becoming a member? The Consortium’s Member Program was created for program operators, industry associations, government agencies, standards developers, consultants, and data providers to have access to expertise from a like-minded community, education on product transparency, and a seat the table to contribute to creating uniformity across topics like environmental reporting formats, data requirements, and communication. If you think your work, data, policies, or insights can contribute to the ongoing work of the POC, you fit the criteria for becoming a member! Membership is free. Contact us >
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based
association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world. As a Program Operator, CSA Group brings its expertise as the international secretariat for ISO Technical Committee 207, which is responsible for the development of internationally-adopted environmental standards. This includes ISO 14025, the standard that forms the foundation for the development of PCRs and EPDs. Visit CSA Group’s EPD program website for more information about our program. www.csaregistries.ca/epd
SCS Global Services (SCS) is an international leader in third-party auditing and certification of environmental and sustainability performance claims. SCS verifies achievements for the green building, consumer product, forestry, agriculture and energy sectors, providing the transparency needed to support informed decision-making, purchasing and planning. An innovator and recognized expert in life-cycle assessment (LCA) standards development and practice, SCS is recognized by ANSI as an eligible Program Operator for Product Category Rule (PCR) development, and is an accredited verifier of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). www.scsglobalservices.com
Sustainable Minds is a B2B cloud provider of environmental product transparency applications, data and services to help product manufacturers across the value chain, design and market greener products. The company is dedicated to operationalizing environmental performance in mainstream product development and manufacturing in an understandable, empowering and credible way. Sustainable Minds’ easy-to-use, standardized solutions make it possible for manufacturers large and small to drive revenue and growth through greener product innovation. www.sustainableminds.com
Founded in 1930, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) is the leading industry advocate. Our mission is to provide exceptional value for our members by responsibly representing and serving the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion, education and partnering to ensure ready mixed concrete is the building material of choice. NRMCA serves as an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program Operator in order to help concrete producers and concrete product suppliers meet green building market product transparency demands. www.nrmca.org
Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC) is a firm with the vision of empowering every business to be a driver of positive global change. To achieve this, we develop practical solutions to create opportunities for businesses to thrive while implementing sustainability on a global scale. Utilizing over 25 years of experience and industry leading expertise, SSC is recognized as a trusted advisor that integrates sustainability as a profitable business strategy for our clients. SSC’s services have been strategically designed to be flexible in meeting the diverse needs and goals of each valued client and to deliver maximum return on investment. Our clients are regional, national, and global and span a variety of industries, including Saint-Gobain North America and CertainTeed Corporation, Merck, ASSA ABLOY, FMC, Mars Drinks, LG Hausys, Stanley, and Kohler. www.sustainablesolutionscorporation.com
thinkstep enables organizations worldwide to succeed sustainably. Our industry-leading software, data and consulting services help businesses drive operational excellence, product innovation, brand value and regulatory compliance. With a global presence in 19 countries we serve more than 4,000 companies, including 40 percent of the Fortune 500, such as BASF, Interface, Johnson Controls, Gensler, ThyssenKrupp, Herman Miller and many more. www.thinkstep.com