Creating a sustainable future requires a combined effort across the globe. BISSELL works closely with our retailer partners and suppliers to reduce environmental impacts throughout our products’ lifecycles; joint establishment of objectives and goals and coordinated implementation are critical to the success of these efforts. We also partner with external organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and participate in industry initiatives to further the sustainability agenda.
Design for the Environment
BISSELL is proud to be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) program, and has been named a DfE Partner. BISSELL formulas for use in both portable and upright deep cleaners, as well as most manual formulas, contain biodegradable detergents and have no phosphates, dyes, optical brighteners or heavy metals. Many BISSELL machine formulas carry the EPA’s Design for the Environment certification, which is recognized for safer chemistry. And, BISSELL was named a “Champion Formulator” in the DfE program's Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI), recognizing BISSELL’s industry leadership in developing environmentally friendly floor-care formulas.
The DfE program is one of the EPA’s premier partner programs, which allows the EPA to work with individual companies and industry sectors to compare and improve performance, human health and the environmental risks and costs of existing and alternative products, processes and practices. All of BISSELL’s machine formulas have the DfE logo displayed and are available at retailers. BISSELL’s DfE designated products include:
Additional information on the EPA’s DfE label and what it means is available from the EPA website.
EPA/DfE recognition does not constitute endorsement of this product. The Design for the Environment logo signifies that the formula for this product, as BISSELL has represented it to the EPA, contains ingredients with more positive health and environmental characteristics than conventional cleaners. EPA/DfE relies solely on BISSELL’s its integrity and good faith, for information on the composition, ingredients, and attributes of this product. EPA/DfE has not independently identified, i.e., via chemical analysis, the ingredients in the product formula, nor evaluated any of BISSELL’s non-ingredient claims. EPA/DfE provides its evaluation only as to the environmental and human health characteristics of the product, based on currently available information and scientific understanding.
We partner with our customers and return centers for full truck utilization. The result? A more efficient shipping model- one that’s environmentally friendly. Our transportation efforts have made BISSELL an EPA SmartWay certified transportation partner.
Consumer Specialty Products Association
BISSELL also participates with other members of the Consumer Specialty Products Association in the CSPA’s new voluntary Consumer Products Ingredient Communication initiative. The initiative aims to provide meaningful product ingredient information that will help consumers incorporate considerations about safety and environmental impact into their purchasing decisions. CPIC guidelines apply to all BISSELL cleaning formulas. You can find ingredient information on individual product pages on Bissell.com.