Voluntary Sustainability Standard Developed for Small-Appliance Industry

The first voluntary U.S. sustainability standard for small appliances and floor care appliances has been released, intended to help portable and floor care appliance manufacturers evaluate the environmental sustainability of their products.

The standard— AHAM 7002-2014/CSA SPE-7002-14/UL 7002, Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances—was announced by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group, and UL Environment.

This standard is the third in a family of product sustainability standards under development by AHAM, CSA Group and UL. The standards are intended for use by manufacturers, governments, retailers, and others to identify environmentally responsible products.

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The standard— AHAM 7002-2014/CSA SPE-7002-14/UL 7002, Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances—was announced by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group, and UL Environment.

This standard is the third in a family of product sustainability standards under development by AHAM, CSA Group and UL. The standards are intended for use by manufacturers, governments, retailers, and others to identify environmentally responsible products.

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