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Product Category Rules

Product category rules (PCRs) allow for review and comparison of different environmental product attributes among products in a defined category.

Product Category Rule Development

As an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) eligible program operator, NSF can guide industries, trade organizations or individual companies through an ISO 14025-compliant process to develop a product category rule (PCR) for their product categories. We are a global leader in the development of PCRs and have extensive experience working with industries and stakeholders. We use an open consultative process to develop PCRs with participation from expert stakeholders in product manufacturing, supply chain management, regulatory, environmental consulting, life cycle assessment and other interested parties.

As a program operator, NSF can assist your company in developing PCRs across multiple product groups and industries. We can expertly guide your organization through an ISO 14025-compliant process to develop a PCR for your product categories.

Participate on a PCR Committee or as a Public Commenter

Are you interested in being a part of the PCR development and revision process? You can participate as a voter or an observer on our PCR Committee, or provide one-time feedback to our PCR Committee during a 30-day public comment period.

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Product Category Rules

Product category rules have been developed for the following product categories:

Published

New – Under Development

The following PCRs are original documents currently being developed. When complete, they will be posted under the Published section.

If you are interested in participating as a member, observer, or public commenter for the PCRs listed here, please contact the Product Category Rules Program at NCSS@nsf.org.

  • ACA Coil Coatings
  • Concrete Admixtures – Committee forming, seeking users and regulatory stakeholders

PCRs for Which NSF Is the Program Operator

*Under Revision

The following PCRs are currently under revision; a PDF of the current version can be found in the previous sections.

If you are interested in participating as a member, observer, or public commenter for the PCRs listed here, please contact the Product Category Rules Program at NCSS@nsf.org.

  • Architectural Coatings – Committee forming, seeking users and regulatory stakeholders
  • Concrete
  • Office Furniture Workspace Products
  • Seating

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