Assa Abloy announced it has achieved GreenCircle certifications and environmental product declarations (EPD) for architectural door accessories. These include the following Rockwood products: Locking Pull LP3301, MegaTek pulls, MezzoTek pulls, GeoMetek pulls, BandWidth pulls, offset pull and push bar, vandal resistant pull and pull plates including 105x70C, 107x70C, and 111x70C. Some of Assa Abloy’s glass solutions products are also included: 4-inch square and tapered door rails and the PDU8000-3 panic device.

According to the company, to become GreenCircle certified, a product or solution goes through a rigorous evaluation process to verify that it has sustainability attributes. The Rockwood products achieved GreenCircle’s certified environmental facts (multi-attribute) label. This label details the sustainability attributes of the product, as well as the manufacturing facility in order to tell the product’s full sustainability story. The Rockwood products also have EPDs that are third-party certified by UL Environment.

“GreenCircle was established to provide third-party certification of environmental claims that in turn benefit manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, occupants and consumers,” says Tad Radzinski, certification officer at GreenCircle. “Today’s digital age has added new demands for transparency and honesty, and consumers are actively seeking information to substantiate claims made by manufacturers. Assa Abloy has long been committed to submitted products for certification and we are pleased to award GreenCircle’s certified environmental facts certification for these Rockwood products and glass solutions.”

Not only are the Rockwood products themselves more responsible, they are also manufactured at a facility that has reduced its water and waste and has diverted 77 percent of its waste from landfill, according to the company.

“At Assa Abloy we look beyond products that minimize energy use,” says Catelyn Herman, product manager of Rockwood products at Assa Abloy. “We also look to manufacture our products with sustainable production methods and then share that distinction with our customers so they know they are not only investing in an aesthetic and high quality product, but also one that was made in an environmentally conscious way.”