Developing third party standards for environmental products can be a long and involved process, taking months or even years. NCL developed the Earth Sense? Seal of Assurance to assist end-users in recognizing products that have improved environmental and health profiles, but are not yet recognized by independent third party certifiers.
The Earth Sense? Seal of Assurance is awarded to an NCL product based on its individual "Eco-Profile", which looks at three important criteria: Chemical Ingredients, Human Toxicity and Environmental Impact.
Chemical Ingredients: Traditional cleaning products have specific ingredients which can lead to negative environmental effects or health issues. These include Phosphates, Silicates, Solvents, APE / NPE Surfactants, Acids, Synthetic Fragrance, Chelating Agents, or Free Alkali. Earth Sense? formulations perform the desired cleaning function, but do so with ingredients which provide a more positive environmental and health profile.
This seal is your assurance that designated NCL Earth Sense? products are formulated to promote human health, worker safety, and a more sustainable environment.