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21 Medeco Products Recertified by GreenCircle
Achievement Underscores Commitment to Highest Level of Transparency

Salem, Va. (March 13, 2019) - Medeco Security Locks, a division of ASSA ABLOY N.A., has announced that 21 products have been recertified to the Multi-Attribute criteria for Sustainable Solutions by GreenCircle Certified, LLC. Ten of the certified products also have Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), providing further transparency. The final certification applies to all manufacturing-specific attributes pertaining to the Salem, Va. facility and the 21 audited products.

The certification pertains to the following Medeco products: 

  • Medeco X4 SFIC
  • Medeco XT SFIC
  • Medeco M³ Mortise
  • Medeco M³ KIK
  • Medeco XT Mortise
  • Medeco M³ CLIQ Mortise
  • Medeco M³ Mechanical Key
  • Medeco M³ CLIQ Key
  • Medeco M³ CLIQ KIK
  • Medeco M³ Commercial Maxum Deadbolt
  • Medeco XT Key Slimline
  • Medeco M³ CLIQ Yale LFIC
  • Medeco X4 Mortise
  • Medeco X4 Rim
  • Medeco XT Rim
  • Medeco M³ Rim
  • Medeco M³ CLIQ LFIC
  • Medeco M³ LFIC
  • Medeco X4 Key
  • Medeco X4 CLIQ Mortise 

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. 

“Customers need to know if a product or operation is in compliance with its sustainability claims,” said Clyde Roberson, Medeco director of product management. “GreenCircle provides third-party certification, which many customers need to achieve LEED v4 building certifications. Our sustainability strategy at Medeco is to attain the highest level of transparency for brand integrity and that translates into customer confidence."

“Each product certified by GreenCircle receives a Certified Environmental Facts (CEF) label that is similar to a nutrition label,” added David Matherly, Medeco product line manager. 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.”

What began as a purposeful way to join the green building movement has resulted in a cultural shift to doing what's right—not only for the environment—but also for Medeco’s community, employees and customers.  GreenCircle recognition is 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. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security. For more information, visit 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

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