NSF/ANSI 391.1 paves the way for professional service providers (PSPs)* to forge a resilient and responsible business landscape. By embedding transparency ethical standards, and a minimized carbon footprint into your core values.
Using NSF/ANSI 391.1, PSPs can:
NSF/ANSI 391.1 is the only ESG certification specifically designed for the professional services sector. The NSF/ANSI 391.1 standard sets strict initial criteria for all applicants while offering flexibility, allowing you to further highlight your dedication to a sustainable future. It provides two certification tiers, allowing your organization to earn credit for adopting additional policies, actions, and procedures across its four pillars: Positive Environmental Impact, Economic and Corporate Governance, Social Equity for all Stakeholders, and Supply Chain Diversity and Sustainability.
Review the certification levels and points system below:
Within each of the four pillars, all PSPs regardless of size, location or service area must meet all prerequisites to demonstrate compliance to NSF/ANSI 391.1. Some requirements include:
Once a PSP has demonstrated compliance with all prerequisites, it can select additional policies and practices to gain points across the four pillars.
* Organizations classified as professional service providers by the U.S. Federal Professional Services Schedule (PSS) or NAICS code 54.