Our Certifications

|Our Certifications
Our Certifications 2017-10-18T13:49:11+00:00

BRAND MISSION STATEMENT

If You Care kitchen and household products are carefully and deliberately crafted to  have the least environmental impact and the lightest carbon footprint possible, while at the same time, delivering to the consumer, the highest quality and most effective results.

If You Care is the leader in pushing the limits of environmental and social responsibility in its categories.

If You Care analyzes the entire life cycle chain in developing products, from raw materials sourcing, to production process, to packaging, to disposal.  Every step is considered in assessing environmental and social impacts.  If You Care is committed to ethical sourcing.

If You Care bases its environmental claims on the best available science, and in accord with national and international standards and regulations.

If You Care backs its environmental claims with third party verification and certification by the leading national and international certifying bodies.   

THE MEANING OF OUR SYMBOLS

FSC

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

At If You Care, we use only unbleached paper that came from forests which were certified to be responsibly managed in compliance with the rigorous environmental and social standards of the Forest Stewardship Council.

BPI

Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)

Denotes certification by the Biodegradable Products Institute to be compostable in commercial or municipal composting facilities in compliance with the U.S. standard ASTM D6400.

OK Compost Home

OK Compost Home

Denotes certification by Vinçotte as compostable in backyard or home composting facilities. This is one of the world’s only home composting certifications and it is based on the European standard EN 13432.

OK Compost

OK Compost

Denotes certification by Vinçotte to be compostable in commercial or municipal composting facilities in compliance with the European standard EN 13432.

Seedling

Seedling

Denotes certification to be compostable in commercial or municipal composting facilities in compliance with the European standard EN 13432.

USDA

USDA

If You Care products are certified biobased according to USDA standards. They come from renewable resources and provide an alternative to petroleum-based products.

GOTS

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

Fair Rubber

Fair Rubber

If You Care is a member of the Fair Rubber Association which promotes environment-friendly production of natural rubber. The Fair Rubber logo for products fulfill the criteria of Fair Trade in natural rubber. The Fair Rubber Association in particular ensures the payment of the Fair Trade premium to the rubber tappers, who decide how that money is spent.

SCS Recycled Content

SCS Certified Recycled Content

This certification validates If You Care’s claim of recycled post consumer content and accurately provides the percentage of recycled content material in our products.

EU

EU Ecolabel

A number of If You Care products boast of the EU Ecolabel which is awarded to products that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from raw materials sourcing, production, usage and disposal.

100% Recycled Paperboard

Recycled Paperboard

If You Care packaging is made from 100% recycled paperboard.