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.