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Businesses, regulators and consumers look to NSF for the development of public health standards and services that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and environment.

Since 1944, NSF has stood at the forefront of global efforts to improve human and planet health. As an independent, internationally recognized organization, we play a pivotal role in the development of robust public health standards. Comprising a dedicated standards team and a team of service professionals, we employ a multi-faceted approach. NSF engages in the rigorous testing, auditing, and certification of an array of products and services. The NSF mark serves as an emblem of assurance, signifying to consumers, retailers, and regulatory bodies that our certified products meet or exceed requisite standards.

Our world-renowned staff of auditors, engineers, microbiologists, toxicologists, chemists, and public health experts provides services in 180 countries across all major industries. Our ISO/IEC 17025-accredited, state-of-the-art global laboratories offer a wide range of testing, certification, and technical services as well as human health risk assessments. Additionally, NSF is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Medical Device Safety.

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Thanks to NSF’s mission, supportive global community and inclusive culture, team members get to make their mark — on the organization and on human and planet health. Join us to be a part of this worthy cause.
Mission and Values
At NSF, our mission is to improve global human and planet health.
The NSF Certification Mark
The NSF certification mark represents that the product or operation has been certified by one of the most esteemed independent certification organizations. It is valued by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies worldwide.
Celebrating 80 Years of Improving Human and Planet Health
A vision shared by three people dedicated to improving our quality of life has grown over 80 years into a global organization that has a profound impact on our daily lives.
News and updates on our organization, staff and awards.
Executive Team
The executive team at NSF plays a crucial role in shaping and executing our strategy and operations, aligning them seamlessly with our corporate mission.
Accreditations, Awards and Memberships
Accreditations serve as a testament to the proficiency of our services and our adherence to rigorous national and international standards for third-party certification.
NSF Board of Directors
The NSF Board of Directors offers essential oversight and guidance to the executive team regarding the corporate mission, strategy, and operations of NSF.
Government Affairs
Regulators actively collaborate with NSF in standards, assessment, training, and services to ensure industry excellence and compliance.
Public Notices
The NSF mark is valued by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies worldwide. It assures certified products and systems have met rigorous standard requirements.
Find out where NSF offers services and assistance near you or around the world.
Environmental, Social and Governance
ESG principles are naturally integral to NSF’s core business strategies and decision-making processes, fostering a culture of transparency, accountability, and ethical standards.

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