UL 7003 is the second in a family of product sustainability standards to attain ANSI and ACC accreditation that was under development by AHAM, CSA Group, and UL Environment. It was created as a practical measurement tool to assist clothes washer manufacturers in evaluating the environmental sustainability of home appliances. UL 7003 is based on a lifecycle approach for identifying the environmental impacts of clothes washers in five key areas: energy, materials, end-of-life, consumables, and manufacturing. To view the list of products that are currently certified to UL 7003, visit our Sustainable Product Guide.
What the Experts Say:
“Measuring and comparing the sustainability attributes of home appliances is a priority for consumers, retailers and manufacturers. The AHAM clothes washer standard provides a sound scientific basis for doing this and with the ANSI and SCC designation, reflects a strong consensus of the independent stakeholder community in the U.S. and Canada,” explained Joseph M. McGuire, president and CEO of AHAM.
“CSA Group is committed to contributing to a more sustainable world. The new standard will help to evaluate the environmental impact of household washers,” said Gianluca Arcari, Executive Director, Standards and Vice President, CSA Group. “This is part of a series of standards that uses a lifecycle approach to help identify more sustainable products starting at manufacturing right through to disposal at the end.”
“UL Environment is pleased to participate in the development of standards that improve the sustainability of everyday products and help manufacturers, governments and retailers make more informed purchasing decisions,” said Carlos Correia, President of UL’s Supply Chain & Sustainability division, UL Environment’s parent business division. “This marks the fifth appliance sustainability standard that UL Environment has been a participant of, and the second to receive ANSI and SCC accreditation. It signifies continued dedication by the industry to produce more sustainable home appliances for the marketplace and meet the needs of environmentally conscious consumers.”