Drylock Technologies announced it received CO-2 Neutral certification for carbon-neutral manufacturing, saying it has become the first manufacturer in the U.S. disposable hygiene industry to earn the certificate and become a carbon-neutral supplier of the products.
The company produces products for retailer private label lines and the certification is a great benefit for green-conscious retailers, the company told Store Brands.
Drylock’s facility and research and development lab in Eau Claire, Wis., earned the certification, which is a globally recognized certification issued by CO2logic. The CO2-Neutral certification recognizes real and measurable commitments to sustainability efforts in manufacturing, sourcing, and packaging.
The certification also highlights Drylock’s support of the India Wind Energy Solution to offset emissions in 2021, a project that builds wind turbines to provide the power grid with clean, renewable energy and stimulate a low carbon economy transition.
Drylock has set stringent requirements for responsible sourcing; suppliers are evaluated on cost, quality, ISO Certification, Sedex, Toxicology and NIAS, Cruelty-Free, and Vegan claims. Additionally, every Drylock supplier signs a Supplier Conformity agreement to ensure specified requirements for materials are met.
Drylock is already meeting increasing consumer demand for products made with natural materials by sourcing cotton-enhanced, green polyethylene, bio-based, and chlorine-free materials for “pure” products. Drylock Technologies will soon launch Simpli, one of the first natural, eco-friendly incontinence brands. Simpli will provide natural, plant-based incontinence protection free of fragrance, lotions, parabens, natural rubber latex, toxic dyes, and chlorine bleaching. The company also can develop sustainable products for retailer store brands.
Drylock sustainability efforts also extend to packaging by offering recycled, green packaging options, including recycled content, paper, and carbon-neutral bags.
“Consumers are looking for more sustainable packaging that is kinder to the planet without compromising on the integrity of the product,” said Werner Van Ingelgem, Drylock Technologies R&D director, adding that offering packaging alternatives to traditional plastic is part of Drylock’s continued efforts to increase the sustainability of its operations.