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21 Medeco Products Recognized by GreenCircle
Sustainability Strategy Brings Transparency to Customers

Salem, Va. (June 14, 2017) Medeco Security Locks, a division of ASSA ABLOY N.A., located in Salem, Va., has announced that GreenCircle Certified, LLC has certified 12 products with a Certified Environmental Facts (CEF) Multi-Attribute Label and recertified nine products through February 2018.  

The list of Medeco products earning GreenCircle certifications or that were recertified include:

        New Certifications: 

             Recertified:


  • Maxum Deadbolt
  • XT Intelligent Key
  • M³ CLIQ LFIC (large format interchangeable core)
  • X4 Mortise Cylinder
  • X4 Rim
  • XT Rim Cylinder
  • M³ Rim Cylinder
  • M³ CLIQ Mortise Cylinder
  • M³  LFIC (large format interchangeable core)
  • X4 Mechanical Key
  • X4 CLIQ Mortise  Cylinder
  • X4 CLIQ Intelligent Key

 


  • M³ Mortise Cylinder
  • M³ KIK (key in knob)
  • XT Mortise Cylinder
  • M³ CLIQ Mortise Cylinder
  • M³ Mechanical Key
  • M³ CLIQ Intelligent Key
  • M³ CLIQ KIK (key in knob)
  • X4 SFIC (small format interchangeable core)
  • XT SFIC (small format interchangeable core)

 


GreenCircle Certified, LLC
is an internationally recognized third-party certification entity. It was established to ensure specificity in third-party certification after many misleading or unsubstantiated sustainability claims were encountered in the green marketplace. GreenCircle’s rigorous evaluation process provides trusted transparency that a manufacturer’s product claims are authentic. In today’s discerning market, third-party certification is a valuable asset in establishing brand integrity and developing consumer confidence.

“Third-party certification demonstrates that a product or operation is in compliance with its sustainability claim,” said Clyde Roberson, Medeco Director of International Sales and Field Services.  “Medeco now has 21 multi-attribute certifications from GreenCircle and there are more to come. That tells our customers that we are absolutely committed to attaining the highest level of transparency, which many customers need to achieve LEED v4 building certifications.”

Each product certified by GreenCircle receives a Certified Environmental Facts (CEF) label that is similar to a nutrition label. The CEF details all the necessary environmental information in a straightforward, easy-to-read manner. The label also highlights product attributes as well as sustainable advances in manufacturing. “Medeco can use the CEF label as a benchmarking tool to drive internal improvement towards achieving sustainability goals, as well as an external communication tool to clearly outline how they are getting there,” said Tad Radzinski, Certification Officer, GreenCircle Certified, LLC.

“The CEF label also makes it easy for specifiers to compare and evaluate products,” added Roberson. “The label is broken down into ‘Product Specific’ and ‘Manufacturing Specific’ information, allowing us to clearly demonstrate progress in reducing our environmental footprint in both products and factory.  This is just another step forward in Medeco’s strategy to provide customers with smart, sustainable building solutions.”

Today, products made in Medeco’s Salem, Va. factory utilize recycled and regional materials. That has helped reduce Medeco’s overall environmental impact including its carbon footprint, energy consumption and water use.

About Medeco:
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.

About ASSA ABLOY:
ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience. For more information, visithttp://www.assaabloy.com

About GreenCircle Certified, LLC
GreenCircle is an internationally recognized third-party certification entity whose thorough evaluation process provides independent verification that sustainability claims related to an organization’s products and operations are honest, valid, and verified. GreenCircle is ISO 17065 compliant, following industry requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services, and is recognized by both the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the International Living Future Institute as a valid third-party certification entity. GreenCircle’s rigorous evaluation process provides trusted transparency that a manufacturer’s product claims are authentic. In today’s discerning market, third-party certification is a valuable asset in establishing brand integrity and developing consumer confidence. For more information about GreenCircle Certified, visit www.greencirclecertified.com.

Medeco Contact:
Clyde Roberson, CML, AHC, CPP, CMST
LEED Green Associate
Director of International Sales and Field Services
Clyde.Roberson@assaabloy.com