Kohler and The International Living Future Institute Announce Evolution of Product Declare Platform
Declare labels, similar to food ingredient labels, detail the material composition of building products to help inform consumers about the safety of the products they use every day.
Kohler Co. recently announced the next phase of its product transparency program in partnership with the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) through its Declare material health program and label platform. The update reportedly allows any manufacturer to manage material health transparency across a full range of products by leveraging a platform developed and managed by Toxnot. This innovation will make each Declare label graphic available for immediate export through the manufacturer-managed platform, effectively enabling transparency at scale with rapid turnaround.
“The Declare program has been a critical part of expanding Kohler’s commitment to scaled transparency,” said Jeff Zeman, manager-engineering, product sustainability at Kohler. “Our commitment to embedding design for environment practices with everything we do is reinforced by scaled transparency. This enhanced partnership with ILFI ensures buildings with Kohler products contribute to a safe and healthy environment for occupants all while minimizing their environmental footprint.”
Declare labels, similar to food ingredient labels, detail the material composition of building products to help inform consumers about the safety of the products they use every day. In strategic partnership with Kohler, ILFI will officially release key updates to the Declare program and a new streamlined documentation and label process at the Living Product Expo 2019 in October.