Since 2016 Potters aluminium partition suites have proudly carried the Declare label, which is a nutrient label for the building industry, ensuring consumers have all the information about the products they buy.
Declare is part of the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) suite of programs that catalyse a socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative future. This trusted public database and product labelling program answers 3 key questions:
- Where does the product come from?
- What it is made of?
- Where does it go at the end of its life?
Material selections and product transparency have emerged as increasingly crucial factors in the regenerative building movement, circular economy and human and environmental health, through design, specification, product manufacturing and supply chain transparency.
WHAT IS A DECLARE LABEL?
A Declare label displays compliance (or otherwise) with the stringent criteria of the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Materials Petal and Healthy Interior Performance Imperative, which helps specifiers and clients make informed choices for healthier buildings. They can be likened to nutritional labels that make understanding product ingredients easier.
Demand for materials transparency and specifier interest in the makeup of products is increasing, helping to shift the supply chain. Transparency programs like Declare build knowledge and facilitate the transition to a healthier built environment.