Our comprehensive Sustainable Glossary contains even more information, tools and research ideas to help you on your path to a more sustainable business model.
Sustainable Materials Glossary
Materials obtained from renewal resources and which have minimal impact on the environment during their production and recycling are considered sustainable. We've included expanded information about some of the sustainable materials in many of our products.
Sustainable Manufacturing Glossary
Sustainable manufacturing (also called sustainable design or green design) is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources.
For more information explore the EPA Glossary of Sustainable Manufacturing Terms
Sustainable practices and materials reduce the carbon footprint associated with their manufacture and also help cut down waste and save energy.
A Responsible Mindset can include designing your business around social corporate responsibility, or in corporate giving to charity, or many other things.
It can also be as simple as creating products designed to reduce use of disposable products, products designed to be easily recycled and products designed to reduce packaging waste.
We want to recognize the actions by brands that have implemented programs and processes that exemplify a Responsible Mindset through give-backs to people, communities and the environment.