Sustainability

Our natural environment is our most precious resource.  That’s why Maintex has been producing low-impact eco-friendly chemicals for over 20 years.  As standards and certifications has improved, we have updated our formulations to meet the exacting requirements of EPA Safer Choice and Green Seal certifications.

Safer Choice

Safer Choice is a rigorous certification program and labeling regime overseen by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Products with the Safer Choice label help consumers and commercial buyers identify products with safer chemical ingredients, without sacrificing quality or performance.

Safer Choice was previously known as Designed for the Environment (DfE).

Green Seal

The Green Seal mark represents compliance with a rigorous set of criteria designed to achieve leadership levels in sustainability. Those that have been certified have met the same performance and quality requirements you would expect from the traditional, non-green counterparts due to the performance criteria in each of the Green Seal standards.

Companies establish an ongoing commitment to health and the environment through annual compliance monitoring and work toward continuous improvement.

Environmental certifications are not the entire story.  In order to be effective, certain classes of cleaning products must contain certain ingredients that can be hazardous.  Proper labeling, warnings, and packaging are critical to ensure that the correct procedures are followed by transportation carriers, resellers, and end-users.  Our products are fully compliant with all United Nations Global Harmonization System (GHS) labelling and packaging requirements.  We never cut corners when it comes to safety.

What is LEED?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide.  LEED ratings are based on a variety of point factors including indoor air quality, proper lighting, use of environmentally-sustainable building materials, and many more.  The highest level of LEED certification is Platinum, and to get there, green cleaning is a vital component.

In addition to our green chemicals, Maintex carries a full line of cleaning products and supplies that contribute to LEED certification, including:

  • Americo recycled floor pads
  • Andersen and Crown Matting
  • Automatic sensing faucets
  • Georgia Pacific Eco Logo
  • Republic Bag Enviro-Bag Liners
  • Waterless Urinals
  • Tennant ECH2O Cleaning System
  • Orbital Chemical-Free Stripping Machines
  • Recycled tissue and towels from Kimberley Clark and Orchids Paper
  • HEPA vacuums from Tennant, ProTeam, CleanMax, and Sanitaire
  • Rubbermaid microfiber products
  • Gojo Purell Naturals
  • And more!