Declare: Product Transparency in Manufacturing
Declare is an ingredient label disclosure for building products that is designed to help specifiers quickly identify products that support human and environmental health.
The easy-to-read Declare labels voluntarily disclose all product ingredients and use a simple color code system to flag chemicals of concern. Further information is provided on the product’s final assembly locations, life expectancy, end-of-life options, and overall compliance with relevant requirements of the Living Building Challenge® (LBC).
Declare: OCL product overview
In Phase 1, over 44% of our standard portfolio – Glowring, Loop, Glowstick, Glowball, Solo, and Twin – has received third-party verified Red List Approved or Declared labels.
In 2024, Phase 2 will add Neo, Rev, Stealth, Liner, Petals, Tubie, and Kwyet, and increase our portfolio to over 65% of our products carrying Declared labels.
Declare x Green building
Our Declare initiative supports specifiers looking to achieve green building standards, such as LEED, WELL, and Living Building Challenge. Download our Declare Quick Start Guide to see how our Declare products can support you in achieving LEED, WELL, and LBC certification.
Declare® is a nutrition label for building products. It is designed to help specifiers quickly identify products that meet their project requirements. Declare® labels disclose all intentionally-added ingredients and residuals at or above 100ppm (0.01%) present in the final product by weight. Each ingredient must be reported with a chemical name, CAS number, and percentage or percentage range.
A product’s compliance with the LBC Red List is represented on the Declare® label by the product’s Declaration Status. There are three Declaration Statuses:
- LBC RED LIST FREE products disclose 100% of ingredients present at or above 100 ppm (0.01%) in the final product and do not contain any Red List chemicals.
- LBC RED LIST APPROVED products disclose a minimum of 99% of ingredients present in the final product and meet the LBC Red List Imperative requirements through one or more approved exceptions.
- DECLARED products disclose 100% of ingredients present in the final product, but contain one or more Red List chemicals that are not covered by an approved exception.