Global GreenTag International congratulates Autex Industries Ltd / Autex Pty Ltd this week for becoming the first manufacturer to have ALL of their Global GreenTag International Certified Products ready for the WELL™ Building Program at the highest level. Eleven Autex products now all carry a PlatinumHEALTH Global GreenTag PhD™ (Product Health Declaration™) … an essential for entrance into future WELL™ building projects.
Autex specialises in the development and manufacture of innovative polyester insulation products.
David Baggs, CEO and Program Director of Global GreenTag International says: “It is marvellous news. We applaud Autex for certifying their achievements …and going the extra step to assure the market that their products are indeed safe for human health. Their manufacturing processes are exemplary. They are heroes in the cause to protect humans as well as protecting and preserving the health of natural resources and the environment. They have a done a great job,”
All Autex Pty Limited polyester insulation products are manufactured with high recycled content of Post-Consumer and Post-Industrial origin under an integrated management system that combines strict ISO9001 quality control and ISO14001 environmental management standards. They specialise in advanced fibre technology, supplying to a diverse range of consumer, commercial and specialty industrial products to markets all over the world.
Autex products under the Global GreenTag Cert TM system with the PlatinumHEALTH PhDTM comply with the following WELL credits:
- Feature 04 VOC Reduction Part 4 Insulation,
- Feature 25 Toxic Material Reduction Part 2 Flame Retardant Limitation,
- Feature 26 Enhanced Material Safety Part 1 Precautionary Material Selection, and
- Feature 97 Material Transparency Part 1 Material Information, under the WELL Building Standard™
The eleven Autex products now WELL ready are:
Global GreenTag’s PhD is the first health transparency tool in the world to assess the health impacts of the final product – and not just the hazards of the ingredients.
“It’s a bold move for manufacturers to fully disclose with 100 percent transparency the toxicity information of their products but this is the privilege and edge that progressive manufacturers, who have pursued and improved ways to be more sustainable, now have in the green building market,” says David Baggs.
For WELL, it was also an important factor when GreenTag applied for WELL recognition, as health is a core deliverable in the WELL equivalencies, says David, adding:
“We can now look forward to following where Global GreenTag Certified products with Product Health Declarations (PhDs) are used on WELL projects. We are looking at a number of projects already on the horizon and with a PhD in hand, we are pleased that quite a few manufacturers now have the opportunity to step more easily into the rapidly expanding Australian WELLTM market but also the USA and 30+ other countries where WELLTM projects have a significant presence.”
For products to qualify for a GreenTag PhD, they first need to be certified under the Global GreenTag International Standard v.4.0 and additional fees or charges may be required to upgrade products that are currently certified under Version 3.2 of the standard.
Manufacturers who wish to further discuss their options to secure a PhD are invited to email Brett Hazlett: firstname.lastname@example.org