Sustainability Standard for Household Clothes Washers Recognized by US and Canadian Standards Bodies

Date: février 11, 2016
Emplacement: Global

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group, and UL Environment today announced that AHAM 7003/CSA R7003-16/UL 7003,Sustainability Standard for Household Clothes Washers  has earned the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) accreditation as an American National Standard and also met the requirements of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). The ANSI and SCC recognition signify that the standard was developed in accordance with the requirements set for the development of consensus standards and has undergone broad-based extensive public review.

This standard, which was the second in a family of product sustainability standards under development by AHAM, CSA Group, and UL Environment, serves as an objective and practical measurement tool to assist clothes washer manufacturers in evaluating the environmental sustainability of home appliances. It is the second standard in this group of related standards to attain ANSI and SCC accreditation. The standard is intended for use by manufacturers, governments, retailers, and others to identify environmentally preferable products and is based on a lifecycle approach for identifying the environmental impacts of clothes washers in five key areas: energy, materials, end-of-life, consumables, and manufacturing.

“Measuring and comparing the sustainability attributes of home appliances is a priority for consumers, retailers and manufacturers.  The AHAM clothes washer standard provides a sound scientific basis for doing this and with the ANSI and SCC designation, reflects a strong consensus of the independent stakeholder community in the U.S. and Canada,” explained Joseph M. McGuire, president and CEO of AHAM.

“CSA Group is committed to contributing to a more sustainable world. The new standard will help to evaluate the environmental impact of household washers,” said Gianluca Arcari, Executive Director, Standards and Vice President, CSA Group. “This is part of a series of standards that uses a lifecycle approach to help identify more sustainable products starting at manufacturing right through to disposal at the end.”

“UL Environment is pleased to participate in the development of standards that improve the sustainability of everyday products and help manufacturers, governments and retailers make more informed purchasing decisions,” said Carlos Correia, President of UL’s Supply Chain & Sustainability division, UL Environment’s parent business division. “This marks the fifth appliance sustainability standard that UL Environment has been a participant of, and the second to receive ANSI and SCC accreditation. It signifies continued dedication by the industry to produce more sustainable home appliances for the marketplace and meet the needs of environmentally conscious consumers.”

About AHAM

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is a not-for-profit trade association representing manufacturers of major, portable and floor care home appliances, and suppliers to the industry and is headquartered in Washington, DC.  AHAM is a standards development organization, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and has authored numerous appliance performance testing standards used by manufacturers, consumer organizations and governmental bodies to rate and compare appliances. You can visit the AHAM web site at www.aham.org

À propos de UL Environment

UL Environment, un département d’affaires de UL, travaille à la promotion du développement durable, la santé environnementale et la sécurité en favorisant la croissance et le développement de produits, de services et d’organisations éco-responsables. Nous aidons les entreprises à atteindre leurs objectifs de développement durable—et nous aidons les acheteurs, spécificateurs, détaillants, gouvernements et les consommateurs à trouver des produits dans lesquels ils peuvent avoir confiance. UL Environment offre des validations de demandes, des certifications de produits multi-attributs, des déclarations de produits environnementaux, la certification de la qualité de l’air intérieur, la mise à l’essai des émissions d’un produit, la certification des pratiques environnementales d’une organisation et un service de consultation. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le : www.ul.com/environment.

À propos du Groupe CSA

Le Groupe CSA est une association indépendante sans but lucratif, constituée de membres et dédiée à la sécurité, au bien social et à la durabilité. Nous sommes une organisation accréditée au niveau international spécialisée dans le  développement des normes ainsi que l’évaluation et la certification des produits. Nous fournissons aussi des services de formation et d’éducation ainsi que d’évaluation des produits de consommation. Nous possédons un large spectre de connaissances et de compétences qui comprend les équipements industriels, le secteur de la construction et de la plomberie, les soins de santé et le domaine électromédical, les appareils ménagers et le gaz, les énergies de remplacement,  les systèmes d’éclairage et  les énergies renouvelables. La marque CSA figure sur des milliards de produits partout dans le monde.

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Allison Hawkins
Responsable des affaires institutionnelles
Groupe CSA
416-747-2615
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