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
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.