Unlike many other manufacturers of "green" household products, Planet's claims of environmental friendliness are independently certified by a reputable third party. We our proud to have all of our environmentally friendly, biodegradable cleaning products certified by one of the most respected green certification companies in North America - Scientific Certification Systems. Don't just take our word for it, search the SCS Certified Products Database for Planet brand products and view our official Biodegradability Certificate.
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)
SCS is a multi-disciplinary scientific organization based near Oakland, California. Founded in 1984, their mission is to encourage more environmentally sustainable policy planning, product design, management systems and production operations by instituting a series of internationally recognized evaluation, certification and labeling programs. These programs are designed to help consumers, business managers and government policy setters make better educated decisions by putting crucial environmental information into their hands.
SCS's Environmental Claims Certification Program was established to provide independent verification of the accuracy of environmental claims appearing on products and packaging. They have verified environmental claims appearing on hundreds of products and continue to be a leader in educating the public about the proper use of "green" marketing claims. Examples of some of the environmental claims that SCS certifies are Recycled/Recovered Content, Biodegradability and Organic Products.
Among its many activities, SCS operates the NutriClean program of laboratory testing to verify that fruit and vegetable pesticide residue levels meet or surpass government standards. A number of major grocery retailers, including Raley's, Fred Meyer and Ralphs, use this service. SCS also administers special claims screening programs to help retailers such as Home Depot monitor the environmental claims made by their vendors to ensure that these claims meet responsible green marketing guidelines.
SCS has certified that all of Planet's environmentally friendly household cleaning products are 100% biodegradable, meaning that our products break down into simple substances like carbon dioxide, basic minerals and water. For exact details about SCS's biodegradability certification standards, click here.
Look for this label on the packaging of our cleaning products. It is your guarantee that our environmental claims are credible!
"The goal of sustainable development will only be achieved when each of us understands how our personal and professional decisions affect the environment. Our goal at SCS is to empower individuals with accurate, scientific information to make the best environmental decisions."
Stanley Rhodes, Ph.D.
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