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Certified Resilient Flooring

SCS Sustainability Assessment 332 Certification Mark
Certified Resilient Flooring
Sustainability Certification Under NSF/ANSI 332
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Resilient flooring customers who are interested in the social, environmental and economic sustainability of their purchases are now specifying products certified to the NSF/ANSI 332 standard. With third-party certification, you can assure your customers that you are engaged in groundbreaking environmental and social practices throughout the product life cycle.

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Program Details
Eligible Products

Products eligible for certification include: vinyl tile, vinyl composition tile, sheet vinyl, rubber, poly-olefin or ethylene, and linoleum flooring products in which the wearing surface is non-textile. Also included are flooring accessories such as wall base, moldings, and stair treads. The Standard is applicable to products manufactured in one facility or multiple facilities, and in one country or multiple countries.

NSF/ANSI 332 Criteria

Qualification for the SCS Certified mark under the NSF/ ANSI 332 standard for resilient flooring involves assessment of conformance with criteria under six specific categories:

  • Product Design
  • Product Manufacturing
  • Long-term Value
  • End-of-Life Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Innovation
Certification Tiers

Successful applicants achieve one of four levels of certification, depending on the number of points earned:

  • Conformant - Basic certification level
  • Silver - Second tier of certification
  • Gold - Third Tier certification, moving toward best practices
  • Platinum - Highest level of performance recognized
Process
  1. Apply for Certification

    Complete and submit an SCS Application Form. SCS scopes the project based on information provided in the application and prepares a proposal for your approval with a suggested timeline and quote. Once you approve the proposal, you sign a Work Order. An SCS account manager is be assigned to guide you through the certification process.

  2. Data Collection

    An SCS technical coordinator helps you assemble preliminary data that will be submitted to SCS. SCS reviews the product data, corporate documentation, manufacturing process, product formulation, testing, etc., and assesses your readiness for an audit. Once sufficient data is collected, an auditor is assigned.

  3. On-site Audit

    The auditor conducts an on-site audit to evaluate your data. The auditor interacts with your technical staff to clarify and obtain any additional information that might prove essential to reaching an accurate supportable evaluation.

  4. Draft Assessment Report

    The auditor writes a draft assessment report that details the findings of the audit, which includes data analysis, non-conformities, and opportunities for improvement.

  5. Internal peer review

    A qualified SCS representative reviews the report, making any necessary corrections or changes before the report is sent to the client.

  6. Corrective Actions

    You respond to any non-conformities with a Corrective Action Plan. You may also make comments and responses to the information contained in the report and the conclusions drawn by the auditor.

  7. Certification Decision

    SCS conducts a final technical review of the assessment report and makes the final certification decision. If certification is granted, SCS issues the certificate and final report to your facility or operation. Once certified, your company is listed in the Green Products Certificate Database on the SCS website.

  8. Certification Maintenance and Renewal

    Periodic audits as required under the standard are conducted to maintain your certification and support continual improvement.

Benefits

SCS Certification to the NSF/ANSI 332 Sustainability Standard:

  • Supports your internal sustainable management objectives
  • Assures customers that your certified products are held to industry-leading social, environmental and economic standards
  • Helps you meet state and federal procurement requirements
  • Establishes a path for continuous improvement.
Reinforce your brand by using the SCS Certified mark for on-product and off-product labeling applications.
FAQs
I already have FloorScore® certification. How is NSF/ANSI 332 different?

NSF/ANSI 332 is a multi-attribute standard, while FloorScore is a single-attribute standard. NSF/ANSI 332 is a point-based system based on the product life cycle.

Can I self-certify to the standard?

You can assess your company against the standard for conformance, but you cannot claim to achieve certification without third-party verification.

How is SCS different from other certification bodies that certify to ANSI/NSF 332?
  • SCS has decades of expertise as a third-party certifier of multi-attribute achievement, with qualified personnel who can accurately evaluate your performance so you can confidently communicate your achievements to customers and stakeholders.
  • We approach each project strategically, since no two projects are alike. Our goal is to conduct our assessment with a high level of accuracy and efficiency, to ensure that your project is completed on time and on budget.
  • SCS is a Certified B Corporation, which means that we are chartered to conduct business for the benefit of people and the environment, with services that promote sustainability and transparency.
Resources

Standard

NSF/ANSI 332 - NSF Bookstore

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