Bringing Lasting Value
PolyVision believes that sustainability is an important business practice in today’s global economy. In line with this belief, we strive to encourage continuous improvement in all areas of environmental stewardship – responsible use of raw materials and natural resources, design processes and operation of all facilities – to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment. Our product development guiding principles encompass our commitment to excellence in every dimension to protect, replenish and restore the communities in which we live and serve. Following these principles, our Production, Supply Chain and Research and Development teams continually evaluate alternate resources and process improvements for our existing products and new products. This cycle of constant improvement enables PolyVision to capitalize on technology and material efficiency to reduce our environmental footprint while developing products that advance human health, social responsibility and economic success.
Third-party environmental certification assures customers and end users that the products they select support healthy indoor air quality and do not emit harmful chemicals into the environment. PolyVision e3 CeramicSteel, which contains no VOCs and is 99.9% recyclable, is the only CeramicSteel surface to achieve global Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Bronze level. The Cradle to Cradle program focuses on the characteristics of sustainable materials, products and systems. The process places major emphasis on the human and ecological health impacts of a product’s ingredients as well as its ability of that product to be truly recycled or safely composted. The type of energy used to create a product, water quantity and quality, and social responsibility are also essential sustainability characteristics on which the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ program is focused. Specifying Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products ensures that your materials truly walk the walk for human and environmental health.
PolyVision e3 CeramicSteel is also certified by SCS Global Services as Indoor Advantage Gold™. Indoor Advantage Gold certification assures that building material products support a healthy indoor environment by meeting strict indoor air quality (IAQ) chemical emission limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). To be certified, products must be tested by independent labs for compliance with CDPH/EHLB Standard Method V1-1 for VOC emissions of concerns. (Paints, coatings, sealants and adhesives must also meet VOC content requirement in addition to the IAQ emission standard.)
In the United States, specifying e3 may qualify your products for LEED® points.
As a Steelcase company, PolyVision facilities are certified for:
- Quality–ISO 9001
- Environment–ISO 14001
- Health & Safety–OHSAS 18001