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COLORSTEEL® achieves environmental choice accreditation
After a rigorous, multi-stage review process, COLORSTEEL® has received the Environmental Choice New Zealand ecolabel.
This comes shortly after New Zealand Steel and its sister company Pacific Steel (NZ) achieved the same endorsement for their flat and long steel products.
In New Zealand, Environmental Choice is the official, Government authorised environmental label that goes beyond merely listing eco-friendly products for green homes or businesses and extends to offering strong proof of environmental performance. For COLORSTEEL® and the wider New Zealand Steel team it’s a proud and very meaningful achievement, as it will provide access to New Zealand Government projects where Environmental Choice accreditation is a requirement. It also further strengthens COLORSTEEL®’s existing environmental credentials.
The process towards accreditation covers five key requirements:
- Rigorous, multi-criteria assessment
- Independent third party verification
- Ongoing compliance
- Locally written criteria to address local environmental issues and;
- Commitment to criteria being updated regularly to enable continuous improvement
Claire Jewell, New Zealand Steel’s Environment Team Leader believes this announcement signals a real point of difference for the COLORSTEEL® range.
“Recognition like this provides both our trade and consumer customers with the confidence that not only are our products fit for purpose, but they’re also a responsible choice from an environmental perspective. It’s just all-round peace-of-mind that few others can genuinely offer,” said Ms Jewell.
This news comes at a time when there is increased focus on the integrity of some imported steel coming into New Zealand. For Claire Jewell and the COLORSTEEL® team this has long been an issue that needed addressing.
“Our decision to pursue industry-leading accreditation has been customer-driven. We don’t see the Environmental Choice tick as a ‘nice to have’ option. We believe our customers have every right to expect that the money they invest in their homes or any other building has been well spent. We are well known for providing some of the best warranties around. This is just another reason to believe in COLORSTEEL®.”
Environmental Choice Accreditation requires a commitment to a programme of compliance reviews annually. Proof, if needed, that COLORSTEEL® is determined to meet its environmental responsibilities for a long time to come.
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After a rigorous, multi-stage review process, COLORSTEEL® has received the Environmental Choice New Zealand ecolabel.More >