The term “environmentally preferable” describes products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment versus competing offerings that serve the same purpose. All of the environmentally preferable products on fastenal.com are identified with the designation of “green” and the green leaf symbol displayed to the right. This symbol indicates green products that are either third-party certified or non-certified, but it does not represent a certification of its own. Our goal is to identify environmentally preferred products and provide supporting details, so our customers can decide which products will help them work towards their green or sustainability initiatives. The products in our green offering promote sustainability through energy conservation, green cleaning and maintenance, waste reduction and water conservation.
Certified Green Products
Many of our products have been certified or recognized by organizations that evaluate and set standards for products with environmental benefits. For more information about these organizations and their certification processes, click on the logos below:
Non-Certified Green Products
Although not certified by a third party, these products offer environmental benefits according to information provided by the manufacturer. We offer this designation because third-party certifications don’t exist for all green products and categories. Non-certified products in our offering are considered environmentally preferable for various reasons. For example, they may reduce energy consumption, they may have low or no-VOCs (which directly affect air quality), they may contain recycled content that meets or exceeds EPA standards, etc.
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