As announced in a press release published on the 15th November SCS Global Services is now approved by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) to offer the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification. This strategic initiative, announced at the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, will further strengthen and expand the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification program’s accessibility in the green building product manufacturing sector as well as grow the Certification Program internationally.
“This initiative will be catalytic for the certification,” said ASL CEO Dr. John McKeon. “SCS is an innovator in the field of indoor air quality and a marketplace leader in certification. Its global scope and credibility make SCS the ideal certification body to bring the asthma & allergy friendly® certification to more products in more countries.”
“Globally, there is an opportunity for manufacturers to access the growing consumer market for healthier products,” said SCS Vice President of Corporate Sales and Marketing Stanley Mathuram. “asthma & allergy friendly® is a robust certification, and a mark that consumers trust. We are pleased to add it to our portfolio of services.”
“SCS’s depth of knowledge about product manufacturing and supply chains, combined with the breadth and reputation of ASL’s standards, should help companies deliver qualified products to the business and residential markets,” he added.
Current categories of certified products include flooring, insulation, wall paint, HVAC, furnace and automobile air filters, as well as bedding, toys and cleaning products. Additionally, certified electronics and appliances include washers, dryers, vacuums, air purifiers, humidifiers and dehumidifiers. asthma & allergy friendly® products can be purchased around the world, including at U.S. retailers, such as The Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target and Amazon.
“As a client of both ASL and SCS, Owens Corning sees tremendous opportunity in the companies working together to grow the market for asthma and allergy friendly® products, like our high-performance Pure Safety® insulation, and to facilitate increased consumer access to them,” said Owens Corning Senior R&D Leader for Product Sustainability Jesús Hernández-Torres, Ph.D. “Pure Safety® was the first insulation to earn this certification, and we know it matters to consumers that the products they use in their homes have been vetted by a trusted third party.”
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