Design focused and commited to material transparency.
“The Declare label is the only label that screens products against the Red List, a list of the worst chemicals in terms of their toxicity to our planet and to people. Achieving a Red List Free Declare label shows XICO is a leader in this industry by designing and creating healthy and sustainable products.”
XICO uses the Living Product Challenge framework to rethink the way our products are made. Instead of trying to be “less bad,” we are creating products that have a positive impact.
Declare is an ingredients label for building products paired with an online database of healthy materials for building project specifications. It allows manufacturers of ecologically sound products to demonstrate market leadership in the growing movement toward product transparency and health in the built environment and provides them an expanded point of entry into the world’s most groundbreaking sustainable building projects.
Declare is the only label that combines material transparency and the Red List. It distills complex chemical ingredient information into an easy-to-read label. Declare helps you find and specify Red List Free products, which are healthy for people, the environment, and communities.
The nutrition label for products.
Declare helps you and your clients use healthy materials by showing you:
• Where a product comes from
• What a product is made of
• Where a product goes at the end of its life
• If a product contains toxic ingredients
Red List Free by design.
XICO designs our product series’ with green building standards in mind, supporting achieving LEED, WELL, and Living Building Challenge.
XICO Red List Free products contribute to achieving LEED v4 and LEED v4.1 Material Ingredients, Option 1 Material Ingredient Reporting
WELL Building Standard V2
XICO Declare and Red List Free labeled products can help contribute to achieving various features within the International WELL Building Standard V2 including Enhanced Material Precaution and Material Transparency.
Living Building Challenge
XICO products are Red List Free and comply with the Materials Petal Imperative within the Living Building Challenge 4.0 standard.
Commitment to sustainability
Our performance focus, including the efficiency of our optical systems, reduces energy consumption in every project that specifies XICO® fixtures. We are combating waste in the lighting industry by reducing our footprint, reusing what we can, and utilizing recycled materials. From re-considering our inputs to re-thinking our supply chain, we are constantly working on ways to reduce our impact on the environment further and create a more sustainable world.