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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Two leading automotive trade groups, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and the United Recyclers Group LLC (URG), recently supported NSF’s automotive recycler certification program. The independent, third-party certification verifies a recycler’s ability to meet criteria for grading, labeling and traceability, in addition to vehicle acquisition, dismantling, inventory, training, customer service and auditing requirements.
NSF worked with leading automotive recyclers and industry experts to facilitate the development of requirements for the automotive recycler certification program.
“With NSF certification, recyclers can differentiate themselves in terms of meeting cycle time and ensuring accuracy when it comes to inventory, grading and part labeling,” said David Gold, ARA President. “ARA supports initiatives that require ongoing audits and underscore continual improvement.”
NSF certified automotive recyclers undergo annual on-site audits to ensure compliance with all certification requirements. Recyclers meeting all certification requirements can use the NSF Certified Automotive Recycler mark on their website and promotional materials, and are included in NSF’s online certification listings.
According to Donald Porter, URG’s Chief Executive Officer, “URG supports standards that help the automotive recycling industry enhance its operations from a safety, environmental and traceability perspective and NSF certification provides recyclers a means to demonstrate this commitment. Participation in a certification process can ensure continual process improvement, increase operational efficiency and improve the recycler’s bottom line.”
To date, PAM’s Auto in the United States and ASV Euro Car Parts, Grant Walker Parts and Paradise Auto Parts in Australia have earned NSF’s automotive recycler certification.
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About NSF: NSF is an independent, global organization that facilitates standards development, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. With operations in more than 175 countries, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.
NSF provides automotive product services including certifying collision replacement parts, tire pressure monitoring sensors, automotive parts distributors and collision repair shops, as well as performing friction materials registration and testing. NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) is the largest automotive registrar in North America and is recognized by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to provide ISO/TS 16949 registrations in the automotive sector.