NSF Introduces Australian and New Zealand Automotive Recycler Certification Program
MELBOURNE, Australia - NSF, a global organization with more than 70 years of independent product testing and certification expertise, including automotive supply chain products, is expanding its automotive recycler certification program to the Australian and New Zealand markets. NSF’s independent, third-party automotive recycler certification ensures that recyclers meet grading, labeling and traceability requirements as well as Australian and New Zealand recycler regulations for safety, environmental regulatory compliance and recordkeeping.
NSF will officially launch its Australian and New Zealand automotive recycler certification program during the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) Collision Repair Expo, held April 6-8, 2017 in Melbourne. Bob Frayer, Global Managing Director of NSF’s Automotive Certification Programs, will be at the expo to discuss the program.
Automotive recyclers and industry experts from Australia and New Zealand worked with NSF to develop the requirements for the certification program using an open, consensus process in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures. The program will help insurers, regulators and consumers identify certified automotive recyclers who meet requirements in areas like safe working practices, environmental compliance and auditing. Certification ensures that processes are in place and implemented for vehicle acquisition, dismantling equipment, parts storage and sales as well as customer service.
“Independent, third-party certification has the potential to add significant value to the professional automotive recyclers who do things right, and provides for an alternative parts supply chain,” said Rob Bartlett, Executive Manager National Partners and Industry, Motor Claims at Suncorp Insurance. “We strongly support the use of recycled parts both for environmental and overall consumer benefits. We believe that a strong recycling industry is vital for the future of motor repair. NSF certification of a facility will add confidence that the parts and the supplier are of the highest standard, and those facilities are sourcing parts through legitimate and traceable channels. Repairers can be confident the parts are legally sourced, accurately graded and service levels are industry leading.”
Recyclers that meet all certification requirements can use the NSF Certified Automotive Recycler mark on their website and promotional materials. NSF certified recyclers will be included in NSF's online listings and undergo ongoing facility audits to maintain certification.
“With NSF recycler certification, qualifying recyclers now have a way to differentiate themselves in terms of providing high-quality recycled parts with regular audits of their processes as well as environmental compliance and safe work practices,” said Bob Frayer, Global Managing Director of NSF’s Automotive Certification Programs. “Professional automotive recyclers have invested in their facilities and people to achieve NSF automotive recycler certification.”
For more information about certification, please stop by stand #AA38 during the 2017 AAAA Collision Repair Expo at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre on April 6-8. Representatives from NSF will be on hand to discuss certification and answer questions. Additional information about NSF's automotive recycler certification for Australia and New Zealand can be found at nsfautomotive.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Recycler certification complements NSF’s other automotive supply chain certification services to ensure the highest quality parts and services.
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About NSF: Founded in 1944, NSF is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). In addition to NSF’s automotive recycler certification program, the company is one of the world’s largest automotive registrars to ISO/TS and IATF 16949 via NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR).