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Environmental Responsibilities

Recycling Materials

We are committed to recycling. Many of our products are packaged in recycled cardboard and bleach-free brown boxes. We use environmentally-friendly materials whenever possible to reduce waste. Several of our factories are also sourcing more environmentally-friendly packing materials and increasing the percentage of recyclable materials. Many products are being packaged with all 100% recyclable materials.

Clean Air Technology

The wood products we use in our bath furniture meet California Air Resource Board standards (CARB Phase II) for urea-formaldehyde emissions.

Water Conservation

Environment Canada has teamed with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program to help consumers save water and reduce costs on their utility bills. Canadians can look for the WaterSense label to find products which have been independently certified by a third-party licensed body to save water without sacrificing performance or quality.

Rainforest Alliance Certification

Rainforest Alliance Certification is a comprehensive process that promotes and guarantees improvements in agriculture and forestry. The seal of approval ensures that goods and services were produced in compliance with strict guidelines protecting the environment, wildlife, workers and local communities.

Sustainable Forest Management

The PEFC Council (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization which assures that wood comes from forests that are sustainably managed.

Alliance for Water Efficiency

Foremost International Ltd. is also a member of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. They serve as a North American advocate for water efficient products and programs and provide information and assistance on water conservation efforts.

LEED

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a certification given to buildings that use sustainable green resources and materials. Although LEED® certifications can only be given to buildings, our toilets comply with LEED standards and can help you achieve LEED® status. For more information on LEED® check out the LEED® website.

Certifications

MaP

MaP scores indicate the maximum flush performance of a toilet. It measures in grams the amount of solid waste removed per flush. MaP scores can be found on all of our toilets to help you make a more informed decision when purchasing our products. For more information on MaP testing, check out the MaP testing website.

WaterSense

The WaterSense logo signifies our most efficient toilets. In order to be WaterSense certified, a toilet must use 4.8L of water or less per flush and must have a minimum MaP score of 350g. We proudly display the WaterSense logo on our high efficiency toilets to help you know you are conserving water.

ADA

Our ADA approved products indicate that they comply with the American Disabilities association. This means that products with this symbol are designed to make their use safer, easier and more comfortable for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

cUPC

cUPC logo indicates that our products comply with product standards as laid out in the National Plumbing Code of Canada as well as Provincial plumbing codes. For more information on cUPC certification, visit IAPMO’s website.

National Plumbing Code of Canada

All our products comply with the National Plumbing Code of Canada.

Clean Air Technology

The wood products we use in our bath furniture meet the California Air Resource Board standards (CARB Phase II) for urea-formaldehyde emissions. This means they meet the highest health based air quality standards in the industry. For more information, check out the CARB website.

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