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Go green with innovative solutions from MSC Industrial Supply. By equipping your personnel and facility with eco-friendly technology, you’ll not only reduce costs, but also make a positive impact on the environment.

Easily identify environmentally friendly products with green certified icons located on the product detail pages and search results.

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Environmentally Preferable Certifications

We supply products that are currently certified or recognized by third-party organizations that evaluate and set environmental standards for products.

See list below for more information on these organizations and product examples found in our catalog.

Green Seal

Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes the manufacture, purchase and use of environmentally friendly products and services. The certification is based on Green Seal standards, which contain performance, health, and sustainability criteria.

Safer Choice / Design for the Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Safer Choice label, previously known as the Design for the Environment (DfE) label, helps consumers, businesses, and institutional buyers identify cleaning and other products that perform well, are cost-effective, and are safer for the environment. The Safer Choice label enables consumers and our customers to quickly identify and choose products that can help protect the environment and are safer for families.


The ECOLOGO program is a third-party organization that offers the certification of products and services that reduce environmental impacts. ECOLOGO certified products meet or exceed multiple environmental performance standards.


GreenGuard is an industry-independent, third-party organization that aims to protect human health and improve quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality and reducing people’s exposure to chemicals and other pollutants.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

FSC is an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations by setting standards for responsible forest management. The FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

Energy Star

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that promotes energy-efficient consumer products. Look for the Energy Star logo on select heating and cooling products and start saving!

NEMA Premium

NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) established energy-efficiency programs that provide highly energy-efficient products for consumers. These include lighting, ballast, exit signs, and motor products that have been identified to help reduce energy consumption. Energy-efficient products will save you money in total energy operating costs and will improve overall system reliability.


WaterSense is an EPA partnership program that seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Certified products meet or exceed water efficiency and performance standards.

Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI)

Carpet and Rug Institute’s initiatives help protect air quality and carpet's lifespan, and lead to smarter buying decisions on cleaners and equipment. CRI’s Seal of Approval program identifies effective carpet cleaning solutions and equipment. CRI’s Green Label or Green Label Plus program tests carpet, cushions and adhesives to help specifiers identify unsafe products.

USDA BioPreferred– Biobased and Mandatory Federal Purchasing

Managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the goal of the BioPreferred® program is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The increased development, purchase and use of biobased products reduce the nation's reliance on petroleum, increase the use of renewable agricultural resources, and contribute to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.

Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI)

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) stands for future forests. SFI® is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting forest sustainability and supporting the links between sustainable forests and communities through grant programs, carefully targeted research, direct leadership of critical initiatives, and partnerships that effectively contribute to multiple conservation objectives. SFI’s Forest Management, Fiber Sourcing and Chain of Custody Standards work to ensure the health and future of forests. Through application of these certification standards, SFI’s on-product labels help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. The SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard also meets the rigorous third-party assessment of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). SFI Inc. is governed by a three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social and economic sectors equally. Learn more at sfiprogram.org.

SCS Certified

SCS Global Services (SCS) provides third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development. This multi-attribute certification program labels products that have met environmental, social and quality standards. The SCS certification label recognizes achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more.

Non-Certified Environmentally Preferable Icons

In addition to third-party certified products, we work with our suppliers to identify products that are environmentally responsible but may not have a formal certification. These products can reduce water and energy consumption, are made from pre or post-consumer recycled content, contain biodegradable properties, and more.

See list below for information on how to identify these products in our catalog.

Eco Friendly

We have made it easier than ever for you to find eco-friendly items in our product offering. We have identified several product categories containing items that can assist you and your company in going green and promoting overall sustainability in the workplace and our environment.

Green Cleaners & Fluids

We offer a wide variety of bio-degradable cleaners, degreasers, and cutting fluids that help maintain a healthy environment and assist in the prevention of ozone depletion.

Energy Conservation

We carry hundreds of products that can help you conserve energy, conserve natural resources and support our overall goal of protecting the environment. These great products save energy while reducing your maintenance costs! Learn more about how Philips ALTO® Technology can SAVE you money on Lighting

Water Conservation

We have an extensive offering of plumbing products that promote water conservation. These products help reduce water waste and can translate into real savings for you.

Renewable Energy Source

Products that can be recycled and kept out of the solid waste stream preserve the environment and sustain natural resources. Check out what types of renewable energy source products are available today!

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program

We offer, at no cost, a take-back system for rechargeable batteries in applicable states. Drop off locations can be found at www.call2recycle.org. Enter your zip code to find the nearest drop off location to you.

Recycled Products

Every time you purchase recycled products, you are helping to conserve the environment's natural resources, including trees, water, electricity and oil. We can offer you a number of products made from recycled materials such as can liners and various paper products.

Lead Free

We have an extensive offering of lead-free products that meet the Federal Lead Law requirements for protecting drinking water. This Federal Law mandates that the wetted surface of every pipe, fixture and fitting sold for or installed in potable water applications not contain more than 0.25 percent lead. We have worked closely with the vendors of these products to confirm they have completed third-party certifications. In addition to lead-free products for drinking water, there are other items that we sell that are considered to be lead free (wheel weights, solder, etc.).


RoHS2 is the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The preexisting Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation (2002/95/EC) has been recast to prevent hazardous substances from entering the production process and thereby keep them out of the waste stream. The legislation restricts the use of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, benzyl butyl phthalate, Ddbutyl phthalate, and diisobutyl phthalate above threshold levels in electronic products sold in Europe and other participating countries. Categories of electrical and electronic equipment include, but are not limited to, large household appliances, small household appliances, IT and telecommunications equipment, consumer equipment, lighting equipment, electrical and electronic tools and many more.

Recycled Content

Items that carry the Recycled Content icon are produced with recovered materials from either pre- or post-consumer recycled material. Pre-consumer recycled content refers to materials that do not reach the intended use or user (consumer), and are recycled by the manufacturer for other uses (ex., scraps, rejects, trimmings). Post-consumer recycled content refers to the re-utilization of materials that have passed through the consumer market in an effort to divert them from landfills.