The Program Operator Consortium (POC), a green building industry consortium of program operators, has welcomed two affiliate members: the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and Sustainable Solutions Corp.
“Joining the POC allows our industry access to a network of practitioners and experts, and insight to evolving environmental disclosure reporting,” says James Bogdan, senior director of sustainability initiatives with NRMCA.
The consortium was launched in 2015 to provide simpler, standardized, and more useful environmental-product transparency solutions and to reduce complexity in the marketplace, according to the POC. It serves as an expert resource and advocate for creating product category rules, reviewing lifecycle assessment reports, and verifying and publishing environmental product declarations.
“Sustainable Solutions Corp. is excited to join the Program Operator Consortium as an affiliate member because of our commitment to product transparency and to help ensure the production of transparency documents,” says Tad Radzinski, president of Sustainable Solutions Corp.
These two affiliate members join thinkstep, which was the consortium’s first affiliate member. Regular members include: ASTM International, CSA Group, ICC-Evaluation Service, NSF Sustainability, SCS Global Services, and Sustainable Minds.