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

Salem, Va. (July 10, 2018) Medeco Security Locks, a division of ASSA ABLOY N.A., located in Salem, Va., recently announced that GreenCircle Certified, LLC has recertified 21 products to the Multi-Attribute criteria for Sustainable Solutions. In addition, ten of those certified products have Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). The final certification applies to all manufacturing-specific attributes pertaining to the Salem, Virginia facility and the 21 audited products.

The list of recertified Medeco products include:

  • Medeco M3  CLIQ KIK (Key in Knob) Cylinder
  • Medeco X4 SFIC (Small Format Interchangeable Core)
  • Medeco XT SFIC (Small Format Interchangeable Core)
  • Medeco M3  Mortise Cylinder
  • Medeco M3 KIK (Key in Knob) Cylinder
  • Medeco XT Mortise Cylinder
  • Medeco M3 CLIQ Mortise
  • Medeco M3 Mechanical Key
  • Medeco M3 CLIQ Key
  • Medeco M3 Maxum Deadbolt
  • Medeco XT Key - Slimline
  • Medeco M3 CLIQ Yale LFIC (Large Format Interchangeable Core)
  • Medeco X4 Mortise Cylinder
  • Medeco X4 Rim Cylinder
  • Medeco XT Rim Cylinder
  • Medeco M3 Rim Cylinder
  • Medeco M3 CLIQ LFIC (Large Format Interchangeable Core)
  • Medeco M3 LFIC (Large Format Interchangeable Core)
  • Medeco X4 Key
  • Medeco X4 CLIQ Mortise Cylinder
  • Medeco X4 CLIQ Key

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 Product Management.  “Medeco now has 21 multi-attribute certifications from GreenCircle. 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 continues to work on its environmental impact through its use of recycled content and local sourcing of raw materials. The CEF label also makes it easy for specifiers to compare and evaluate products,” adds David Matherly, Product Manager. This is just another step forward in Medeco’s strategy to provide customers with smart, sustainable building solutions.

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, visit http://www.assaabloy.com

Medeco Contacts
Clyde Robertson, CML, AHC, CPP, CMST
LEED Green Associate
Director of Product Development
clyde.robertson@assaabloy.com

David Matherly
Product Manager, Mechanical Products
david.matherly@assaabloy.com