Koppers Performance Chemicals’ MicroPro Wood Treatment Technology has achieved excellent ratings after undergoing two rigorous, independent third-party assessment processes by world-leading product certification body Global GreenTag International.
“The Global GreenTag certification designates good health, and the MicroPro Wood Treatment Technology has achieved a Level A, the highest score, under Global GreenTag’s GreenRate product sustainability certification system. Additionally, MicroPro has earned the Global GreenTag GoldHEALTH rating, along with a Product Health Declaration—an impressive result, positioning the product in a class of excellence. Consumers can be confident that this product is safe to use,” said David Baggs, CEO and program director of Global GreenTag.
Koppers becomes the first company to have a wood treatment technology certified by Global GreenTag.
MicroPro Wood Treatment Technology is now recognized by the U.S. and Canada’s leading health-focused International WELL Building Standard under the International WELL Building Institute equivalency requirements, which formally recognizes certification programs and particularly its Product Health Declaration (PhD program).
According to Baggs, the GreenRate certification system assesses the sustainability of a product in relation to human and environmental health and social responsibility, whereas GreenTag’s PhD program “does a deeper dive into the health impacts of a product’s life cycle.” A PhD assessment looks at the health impacts of a product’s ingredients from manufacturing to a final assessment of the health-related effects of a product in use in an average healthy population. “The GoldHEALTH rate mark that MicroPro Wood Treatment Technology received is the assessment of the product in use and is considered an excellent result,” Baggs said.