Standards & Compliance Briefing: Sustainable Palm Oil, Landfill Diversion, LEED

by | Aug 22, 2013

Blommer Chocolate Company announced that following certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), it will be the first cocoa producer to offer 100 percent RSPO-certified, mass balance palm oil in the US, with certified products becoming available to customers this fall. Blommer describes itself as the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America.

Roofing manufacturer GAF has certified its Gainesville, Texas TPO Roofing manufacturing facility under UL Environment’s Landfill Waste Diversion claim validation. The plant achieved a landfill diversion rate of 88 percent, beating the 80 percent required by the standard.

Infosys has earned LEED Platinum for its software development blocks in Mangalore and Mysore, India. Features include a rain water harvesting pool and CFC-free HVAC systems. The company now has seven LEED-Platinum buildings covering over 1.5 million sq ft, the Times of India reports.

Rockwell Automation‘s century-old, 2.1 million sq ft building in Milwaukee has achieved LEED certification, Fox 6 reports. The company undertook a $3.2 million renovation, including new HVAC systems, energy efficient windows, a green roof and use of LED bulbs in the clock tower.

Electronics company OnCore Manufacturing’s environmental management systems at its Tijuana, Mexico manufacturing site have been certified to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. This is OnCore’s third location to achieve the certification, and the company said it is seeking ISO 14001 status for all its locations.

Go Green Global Technologies Corp.’s Sonical Water Conditioner, a scale elimination and bacterial control product, has received NSF/ANSI Standard 61 certification. The standard establishes minimum requirements for the control of potential adverse human health effects from products that contact drinking water.

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