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SCS Sustainability Assessment 332 Certification Mark
Certified Resilient Flooring
Sustainability Certification Under NSF/ANSI 332
Libby Wood, Client Marketing Managerphone icon+1.510.452.8032 Email
certified resilient floor

NSF/ANSI 332 is a voluntary, multi-attribute standard that evaluates the environmental and social impacts of resilient flooring products. Manufacturers can build on their FloorScore certification and meet their sustainability goals while also contributing to LEED v4 credits as well as meeting EPA ecolabel and GSA procurement requirements.

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Program Details
Eligible Products

Products eligible for certification include, but are not limited to: vinyl tile, vinyl composition tile, sheet vinyl, rubber, polymeric, laminate 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 certification under the NSF/ANSI 332 standard for resilient flooring requires conformance with criteria under six categories:

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

Points earned under each of these categories determine the level of certification 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. Scope
    • SCS scopes the project and prepares a proposal which includes a detailed explanation of process, deliverables, cost, and timeline.
    • Client agrees to scope, signs a work order, purchases the NSF/ANSI 332 standard, and an SCS account manager is assigned to guide the client through the certification process.
  2. Data Collection
    • Client completes the Data Request Form, identifying mandatory and elective credits to be pursued and submits to the auditor along with supporting documentation.
    • Once sufficient data is collected, an onsite audit is scheduled.
  3. Onsite Audit
    • The SCS auditor conducts an onsite audit.
    • Onsite audits typically take 6-8 hours per facility.
  4. Corrective Actions
    • Client responds to any non-conformities or new information requests.
  5. Reporting
    • The SCS auditor prepares a draft assessment report that details the findings of the audit.
  6. Certification Decision
    • An SCS reviewer conducts a final review of the draft assessment report and makes the certification decision.
    • Upon successful certification, client receives certificate, is listed in Green Products Guide, and is granted the right to use the approved logo, consistent with SCS guidelines.
  7. Certification Maintenance
    • Certification is valid for three years.
    • Surveillance audits of a sampling of credits are required annually
    • Full scale renewal is required every three years.
Benefits
  • Contributes to LEED v4 credits and other building schemes
  • Meets criteria for EPA ecolabel and GSA procurement requirements
  • Complements FloorScore certification, allowing for bundled discounts and audits
  • Provides a comprehensive review of manufacturers’ sustainability program
  • Guides manufacturers on a path towards continuous improvement

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