- Accreditation Organization:Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances. This new standard is the third in a family of product sustainability standards under development by AHAM, CSA Group, and UL Environment intended for use by manufacturers, governments, retailers, and others to identify environmentally responsible products. The standard is based on a life-cycle approach for identifying the environmental impacts of household portable and floor care products in six key areas: consumables, energy, materials, end-of-life, performance, and manufacturing. This standard serves as an objective and practical measurement tool to assist portable and floor care manufacturers in evaluating the environmental sustainability of home appliances.