Complaint and Appeal Handling Processes
NSF is one of only a few certification bodies accredited to conduct audits to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), PEFC™ and American Tree Farm System (ATFS) standards. In addition, we can provide integrated SFI and Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) audits (delivering FSC® certification services in association with Soil Association Certification Ltd., FSC® N003091) that can save time, money and resources.
Forest management systems aim to balance commercial values with preservation of forest health and diversity. Every organization has different needs, so our services are customizable to meet your organization’s goals. Choices include:
In addition to protecting the environment, forestry certification through NSF provides:
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) 2015-2019 Fiber Sourcing Standard (Section 3) requires organizations procuring wood directly from forests to show that the raw material in their supply chain comes from legal and responsibly-managed sources.
Wood and fiber that meet the fiber sourcing requirements of the SFI standard are readily available throughout North America. This program focuses on the core concerns of customers who care about forests, assuring that the wood has been harvested legally and does not come from endangered forests. SFI-certified fiber in this program is sourced from responsible firms who have demonstrated significant programs to promote reforestation, protect forest soils and water quality, provide information for wildlife protection and help all parts of the industry become more environmentally sound in their practices.
Certification allows your company to promote its commitment to supporting programs that promote reforestation, protect forest soils and water quality, provide information for wildlife protection and help all parts of the industry become more environmentally sound in their practices. This program focuses on the core concerns of customers who care about forests, assuring that the wood has been harvested legally and does not come from endangered forests.
Chain of custody (CoC) is a system of tracking fiber from certified forest content through manufacturing to end product. Any organization that processes or trades certified forest products, including manufacturers of paper and wood-based products, converters, printers, wood dealers, wholesalers and brokers, can seek certification.
NSF International offers certification to several standards:
In addition to protecting the environment, chain of custody certification provides:
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Assurance Program for Sustainable Assessment of Professional Services – Call for Pilot Participants
June 1, 2020
NSF International is calling for participants in a new assurance program for the NSF/ANSI 391.1 standard, the first American National Standard for sustainability in the professional services industry. The pilot will include professional service organizations, purchasers of professional services and approved certification bodies (CBs).
NSF International and Soil Association Team Up to Offer SFI® and FSC® Forestry Certifications
September 25, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF International subsidiary NSF Certification, LLC and Soil Association Certification Forestry, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Soil Association, today announced an agreement to offer certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) and Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) responsible forest management standards.
NSF and E-Reuse Services Collaborate to Make Electronics Reuse Conference Waste-Free for Second Year
September 19, 2019
Every year, tradeshows and conferences generate thousands of tons of waste in the form of flyers, hand-outs, packaging, coffee cups and more. A closer look reveals an estimated 60 million people attend tradeshows each year—with each attendee generating up to 20 pounds of waste. Not surprisingly, this has a significant impact on the environment.
The Spectrum of Food Safety Audits: Remote Audits, On-Site Audits and the Future of Real-Time Monitoring
October 21, 2020