“EcoLogo is North America's most widely recognized and respected multi-attribute environmental certification mark. By certifying the environmental leaders in over 300 categories of products, EcoLogo helps environmental marketers win customers, and helps buyers - both consumer and corporate - find and trust the world's most sustainable products.”
Source: Environmental Choice Program
“To be able to display the ENERGY STAR symbol, products must meet or exceed technical specifications designed to ensure that they are among the most energy efficient in the marketplace. Requirements vary from one category to another, but typically an ENERGY STAR model must be from 10 to 50 percent more efficient than a conventional model.... In Canada, ENERGY STAR currently includes the following product categories: Home Appliances; Heating, Cooling and Ventilation; Lighting and Signage; Consumer Electronics; Office Equipment; Windows and Doors; Commercial and Industrial Products; New Homes.”
Source: Natural Resources Canada
"Fair Trade is an international system of doing business based on dialogue, transparency and respect.... The international Fair Trade system is structured to produce the following outcomes for farmers and workers in developing countries:
- Fair compensation for their products and labour
- Sustainable environmental practices
- Improved social services
- Investment in local economic infrastructure."
Source: TransFair Canada
”Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forest certification is a voluntary market mechanism through which forests are certified against a strict set of environmental and social standards (Forest Management certification), and all producers and manufacturers along the supply chain are certified to ensure that the final product bearing the FSC logo actually originated from a certified forest (Chain of Custody certification).”
Source: FSC Canada
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