The standard deals with the issue of materials from a variety of perspectives. At a prerequisite level, all participating manufacturers must have a design for environment (DFE) program in place, followed by an assessment of a variety of component parts. The standard recognizes a variety of sustainability attributes for materials, such as climate neutralility, recycled content, efficiency of material usage, biodegradability, selection of rapidly renewable materials, life cycle assessments, and more.

level: Materials