SALEM, Va., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Medeco® Security Locks, a high security product manufacturer and ASSA ABLOY Group company located in Salem, Va., has announced the development of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the Medeco M3 CLIQ mortise cylinder, with additional EPDs to follow on other Medeco products.
"Medeco has led the security industry in innovation and quality for decades," said Medeco President Tom Kaika. "We're now leading efforts to increase transparency and reflect continuous environmental improvement of our products with Environmental Product Declarations."
An EPD is a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product or system throughout its life cycle. Declarations include information on energy use and efficiency to raw material acquisition and waste generation. An EPD is created in accordance with standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
"Medeco has already implemented many outstanding green solutions from the manufacturing side," said Amanda Troise, Medeco Mechanical Product Line Manager and key implementer of Medeco's sustainability plan. "Publishing an EPD for the Medeco M3 CLIQ cylinder, a top-of-the-line high security product, was a natural 'next step' in our sustainability initiative. We now have other EPDs in development and will eventually cover most of Medeco's product line."
The value of developing an EPD ranges from promoting transparency to the public to earning business from customers that are concerned about the environment. "Many of our customers need to match the requirements necessary to obtain green building certification, such as LEED," added Troise. "EPDs contribute to earning points in LEED v4 and offer beneficial third-party validation in our sustainability claims."
Medeco has had a lot of success with its sustainability initiative. Earlier this year, ten Medeco products earned the Certified Environmental Facts (CEF) multi-attribute certification from GreenCircle Certified, LLC, the leading certifier of sustainability claims in products and operations.
To learn more about Medeco's sustainability initiative or to download the Environmental Product Declaration, visit www.medeco.com/sustainability.
Founded in 1968 and based in Salem, Va., Medeco is a market leader in mechanical and electronic locks and locking systems for security, safety, and control. The company's customer base includes wholesale and retail security providers, original equipment manufacturers, and institutional, commercial, industrial, and residential end-users. Visit www.medeco.com for additional information.
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