We are delighted to announce that the Reznick Group, a Top 20 Accounting firm based in Bethesda, MD has audited and confirmed Savenia Labs Energy Ratings data for 3 appliance categories. This audit, which was conducted in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, included verification that the Savenia Labs methodology was applied consistently to all appliances in the selected appliance category. A summary of the audit report is available on our website here.
We asked Reznick Group to audit our data because consumers are concerned with greenwashing – companies making claims about the environmental impact of their products without sufficient factual or scientific evidence. Even though Savenia Labs is already an independent testing laboratory that buys and tests every product ourselves, without manufacturer donations or consent, we decided to go further and have our Energy Ratings externally audited.
We aim to be the company you can rely on for appliance energy and environmental impact information, based on high quality work and lack of bias. This audit, together with the audit we completed to become Bethesda, Maryland’s first Benefit Corporation, and the results of our environmental reports are part of our commitment to transparency in serving the public interest. For a complete list of our audit reports see the Mission / CSR section of our website here.