The SMaRT standard is comprehensive.

SMaRT evaluates performance over a products life cycle and supply chain using criteria in the areas of Health, Environment, Social Equity and Reclamation. SMaRT incorporates and builds upon other well known sustainable standards and practices to maximize robustness and reduce confusion. SMaRT is applicable to 80% of the world’s products.

 The SMaRT standard is transparent.

SMaRT is a consensus standard led by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS), an independent accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards developer.

 The SMaRT standard is verifiable.

SMaRT certification is an open, documented process. A product’s SMaRT scorecard is posted on each companies website and is legally binding. Certification is renewable every three years and is subject to auditing by an independent third party.

There are four levels of SMaRT certification —

Sustainable Achievement (Winner: Pending)
Silver Sustainable Achievement (Winner: DEF Tester)
Gold Sustainable Achievement (Winner: Prestone Refractometer)
Platinum Sustainable Achievement (Winner: Eaton)

SMaRT is accepted for LEED innovation credit.

List of Standards Used

  • Forest Stewardship Council Certified Wood
  • Certified Organic Products
  • EPA / Pursue University Agricultural Best Management Practices
  • Sustainable Agriculture Federal Statutory Standard
  • Healthy & Humane Care of Livestock
  • National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Food Alliance
  • Alliance for Sustainability
  • Humane Society of the US
  • UK Sustainable Development Commission
  • ISO14001 Environmental Management System Publicly Disclosed Targets & Policy
  • ISO 14040 LCA General Principles Standard
  • NIST BEES Please LCA Inventory Questionnaire
  • Stockholm Toxic Chemical Ban Treaty
  • California 1350 VOC requirements
  • California 1350 Carcinogenic VOC requirements
  • GREENGUARD
  • California 1350 Formaldehyde Emission Limit
  • California PBDE Limit
  • Environmentally Preferable Products
  • California Green Cleaning Procedures
  • South Coast Air Quality District VOC Rule for Green Primary Installation Materials
  • Green-e Renewable Power F
  • FTC Environmental Marketing Guides
  • Express Warranty
  • FTC Recycled Content Definition
  • FTC Post Industrial / Preconsumer Definition
  • FTC Preconsumer & Postconsumer Substantiations
  • EPA Recycling Definition
  • EPA Reuse Definition
  • EPA Biodegradable Products Rule
  • EPA Closed Loop Process Rule
  • EPA Compostable Rule
  • EPA Life Cycle Design Standard
  • EPA Tool for the Reduction & Assessment of Chemical & Other Environmental Impacts (TRACI)
  • State of Minnesota Design for Environment Standard
  • Global Reporting Initiative Social Equity Indicators
  • Product Performance Durability & Extended Product Life Standards
  • AIA 2015 Climate Change Imperative
  • EMERGENCY Standard Status to Help Stop Imminent Irreversible Dangerous Climate Change
  • US Green Building Council LEED Rating System
  • Precautionary Principle
  • Reclamation Standard of Computer Takeback CampaignSARA Title III Toxic Release Inventory
  • Composite Panel Association EPP Spec
  • Cleaner & Greener Certification
  • EcoSmart Concrete & Cement Cleaner FuelsState of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Standard for Mercury & CO2 Emissions From Power Plants