Materials supplier BASF (Florham Park, NJ) has launched the Eco-Label Manager database to help users manage the abundance of eco-labels, environmental claims, directories, and ratings systems associated with greening and sustainability.
The database, whose full name is SELECT (Sustainability, Eco-Labeling, and Environmental Certification Tracking) Eco-Label Manager, allows a user to search, analyze, and compare eco, environmental, and sustainable programs in an organized way.
"The demand for environmentally preferable products is rapidly evolving and influencing purchasing decisions along entire supply chains," said Pat Meyer, senior product steward and program leader at BASF. "These purchasing requirements have spawned hundreds of eco-labels and programs from the federal government, large retailers, trade associations and third-party organizations, leading to a lot of confusion."...