Developing a Claims-based, Sustainable Products Framework for RS Group

It’s been a fantastic project to be part of, and a real pleasure to work with you. Safe to say we would not be in the position we are today without Anthesis.”

Danny Hobson, Head of Product and Supplier Sustainability

A huge thank you to the whole Anthesis team for supporting us to reach this important milestone. It’s been a pleasure working with you.”

Andrea Barrett, VP of Social Responsibility and Sustainability


RS Group is a global provider of product and service solutions for designers, builders and maintainers of industrial equipment and operations. The organisation required support with the second phase of work of its ‘Better World’ programme – a framework to highlight to customers products that are more sustainable. For this phase, RS Group wanted to extend the Better World programme by developing a robust evidence-based model for product claims aligned with the latest green claims guidance and emerging regulations.

The main aims of the project were to assist RS Group in defining the claims-based framework, evidence requirements and verification criteria, ensuring an appropriate governance process was in place, and lastly training RS Group’s teams on the framework and legislative requirements.


The project included:

These results were delivered to RS through reports, face-to-face workshops, and training sessions.


RS Group successfully implemented the framework and launched the Better World claims-based framework in March 2024, beginning with EMEA and APAC and gradually being rolled out to the US.

Key project outputs included:

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