Sloan, the manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has issued a series of carbon-free products in an effort to reduce the impacts its products have on the environment.
Based on recent Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) research with SCS Global Services — an international third-party environmental certification — Sloan was able to publish a full disclosure of material toxins and environmental impacts, and identify how much carbon is embedded in its products.
Sloan now offset its products’ carbon usage with forestry credits through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, a provider of nature-based solutions to sequester emissions.
“Sloan recognizes and takes seriously its responsibility to take care of our planet,” said Patrick Boyle, director of corporate sustainability at Sloan. “We put forth a lot of effort to run our products through the EPD programs. To now not only provide more transparency to our customers, but to also eliminate the carbon footprint for our products is a great win for us.”
“This is a big step for the industry,” said Keith Killpack, lifecycle assessment practitioner at SCS. “Sloan has historically been a leader in sustainability and water efficiency and its progression beyond EPDs and HPDs continues to push the envelope.”
Sloan’s carbon-free products cover a number of product categories, including: Flushometers (Royal, SOLIS, ECOS); high-efficiency urinals; high-efficiency toilets; and urinal and water closet combinations.