API’s Sustainability Solutions for Household Goods

API’s Sustainability Solutions for Household Goods

As a household goods specialist with a deep knowledge of the manufacturing processes, we are able to provide bespoke sustainability solutions. Our on-the-ground expertise allows us to help brands, retailers, importers and manufacturers meet their sustainability goals efficiently with a tailor-made approach adapted to their requirements.

API's Manufacturing Sustainability Services

Manufacturing Sustainability Services

Assess and increase the environmental and chemical performance of your factories.

  • Environmental Assessments & Solutions / Chemical Assessments & Solutions.
  • Verification of low impact or Sustainable Processes.

Product Sustainability Services

Identify and develop the different opportunities to improve the environmental performance of your products through its lifecycle stages.

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) (ISO 14040/14044) / Better choice of raw materials, accessories, packaging etc.
  • Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) (ISO 14067)
  • Water, Energy and Ecological Footprint
  • Verification & Validation of low impact products
API's Product Sustainability Services
API's Green Claim Services

Green Claim Services

Verify and validate the assertions made about the environmental qualities and impact of your materials, products or processes.

  • Green Claims Verification.
  • Green Claims Development.

Recycling Verification Services

Verify and validate the authenticity of your recycled products, processes and the raw material sources.

  • Supply Chain Traceability & Verification.
  • Recycled Product Footprint.
  • Recycled content preparation and validation.
API's Recycling Verification Services
API's Hardgoods Training Resources Centre

Hardgoods Training Resources Centre

Gain sustainability knowledge with on-site or classroom training & reading resources.

  • Environmental Management & Assessments / Chemical Management & Assessments.
  • Environmental Footprints (Carbon, Water, Energy & Ecological).
  • Life Cycle Assessment / Eco-Packaging.
  • On-request client specific training.

Why is being sustainable important?

There are many benefits resulting from the adoption of sustainable practices, the four main reasons to be sustainable are:


Ensure environmental compliance

Government, communities and NGOs are joining forces to ensure sustainable industry practices. As a result, strict local and global regulations are increasingly being enforced, and a growing number of awareness campaigns are being developed. Being a proactive player in environmental compliance will help your company stay ahead of the competition and will facilitate a path forward to comply with future regulations.

Increase sales & competitive edge

Consumer preferences are changing towards an increasing demand of socially sustainable products with lower environmental footprints and environmentally-friendly brands. Reinforce your brand image and set yourself apart from your competitors by adopting a sustainable business model and bringing green products to market.

Increase productivity & decrease costs

The optimization and surveillance of your manufacturing processes will result in lower energy, water and material consumption with a consequent cost reduction. This, together with the improvement of your employees work conditions will have a positive impact on your performance and help to increase your facility’s overall productivity.

Make a positive impact on the planet

The household goods industry has a strong environmental impact including air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change acceleration, waterway contamination and much more. Adopting measures to reduce this will not only have a good impact on the planet, but will also help your brand cultivate a more positive image in the eyes of consumers.

Why Choose API?

Our specialization and expertise in the field allows us to bring solutions adapted to your manufacturing challenges.

Specialization & Expertise

Thanks to our teams being on the ground at the factories in real time, API’s household goods specialists are uniquely positioned to understand the manufacturing process and its challenges. This allows us to provide bespoke sustainability services to address issues at each and every one of the manufacturing stages to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals.

API's Specialization & Expertise in Household Goods
API - Leaders in Sustainability

Leaders in Sustainability

Our team of trained and dedicated specialists in household goods is led by a Doctorate in Sustainability (PhD) with more than 8 years of experience in supply chain environmental sustainability across various products categories.

Industrial initiatives

We are accredited to serve you following some of the key initiatives of the industry:

API - Global Social Compliance Programme

Global Social Compliance Programme

Creation: 2006

  • 39 members
  • Delivers common, consistent and global approach across sectors for the continuous improvement of working & environmental conditions in global supply chains.
  • Provides a set of Reference tools and processes describing the best existing practices and a common interpretation of working and environmental requirements and their implementation.
API - ICS Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability

Creation: 1998

  • 43 members
  • Enhances working conditions along global supply chains and responsibly supports factories of its member retailers and brands to implement progress and compliance.
  • Enables its member companies to collaborate with common tools, to mutualize audits, reducing the ‘audit fatigue’ and sharing knowledge
API - Higg Index

Creation: 2009

  • 200+ members
  • A universal approach to measure products & facilities’ sustainability performance.
  • Provides a suite of tools allowing to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment.

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