Provide Substantial Global Benefits for the world’s products with Environmental, Social, & Economic criteria:
  • Rating System: Sustainable, Sustainable Silver, Sustainable Gold & Sustainable Platinum
  • Multiple Environmental, Social, & Economic Benefits over the supply chain
  • Business Benefits: cost savings, design innovation, product differentiation, long term customer relationships, liability reduction
  • Market Definition of Sustainable Products
  • Life Cycle Environmental Performance Requirements for Sustainable Products
  • Social Performance Requirements for sustainable Products over the supply chain
  • Define Sustainable Agriculture
  • Maximum Credit/Recognition over All Product Stages/Entire Supply Chain for:
    • 100% Reduction of Over 1300 Pollutants covering 12 Environmental Impacts
    • 100% Use of Green-e Renewable Power
    • 100% Post Consumer Recycled or Organic/BMP Biobased Materials
    • 100% Reuse/Product Reclamation
    • Social Equity for Manufacturer & Suppliers
Accreditation and Auditing

SMaRT Certification
MTS is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Accredited Standards Developer.
Auditing is conducted by Ernst & Young Global Sustainability
Auditing Group And Redstone Global Auditing
SMaRT Benefits

Carcinogen Policy

EPD Policy

Legal Operations Policy

SF6 Policy

FSC Certified Wood Prerequisite

Lacey Act Defenses to Strict Criminal Liability for Sale or Possession of Illegally Logged Wood or Paper Products in the Global Supply Chain

Environmental/Health Product Declaration

Perkins + Will EPD White Paper documenting that to be lawful and not deceptive, LCAs / EPDs must cover all major environmental and heath impacts including toxicity
Incorporates Many
Leading Standards
Applicable for
Sustainable Products


California recently enacted a statute banning PVC primary components in certain products due to PVC exposure to consumers and purchasers presenting an unreasonable public health risk. California's statutory PVC ban is consistent with:

• SMaRT's prerequisite banning toxic Stockholm Treaty Chemicals including dioxin emitted during PVC production, and The Thornton PVC LCA introduced at the US Green Building Council's LEED CI PVC Charrette documenting substantial adverse impacts of PVC to public health and environment over the global supply chain.

• The Vinyl Institute participated in the LEED CI PVC Charrette and declined to rebut the substance of this Thornton LCA.

SMaRT is a Rating System / Standard Like LEED for Products

The weights are based on the relative importance to public health & environment assigned in four national consensus votes of approval by thousands environmental professionals involved, identifying the following scheme:

  • 14 Required Prerequisite points for certification
  • 14 more optional points Required for Certification selected from 159 available points
  • Highest points awarded for the biobased / recycled products category are Certified Organic Products achieving EPA / Purdue Agricultural Best Management Practices since these products contain no endocrine disruptors or toxic constituents.
  • Disclosure of any Material Risk to public health & environment pursuant to the SMaRT Application §6 which must be addressed & can be through a step-wise approach
  • Additional Prerequisite requirements:
    • FSC Certified Wood
    • Carcinogen Policy compliance
    • No SF6 (highest global warming potential carbon pollutant)

SMaRT is the:

  • National Consensus Sustainable Product Standard
  • National Consensus Sustainable / EPP Procurement Standard
  • Part of the National Consensus Sustainable Manufacturing Underwriting Standard used for Green Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and corporate green bonds for manufacturers & retailers

SMaRT is also an Ecolabel recommended by EPA for Federal Procurement.