Commitment to Sustainability
NSF International demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by upholding numerous sustainable practices throughout the organization including:
- We undergo regular water quality assessments to verify that no harmful pollutants are discharged into waterways.
- Our drinking water treatment lab, which tests residential and commercial water treatment and filtration products, recycles more than 2 million gallons of water annually.
- We encourage employees to participate in the company’s sustainability initiatives. Our Sustainability Committee focuses on recycling and employee education, and our organic garden has produced more than 1,300 pounds of fresh produce for donation to area food kitchens.
- We practice regular recycling and waste reduction including purchasing recycled-content products and incorporating these practices into our policies. We recycle more than 5,100 pounds of metals (copper, brass and stainless steel) annually.
NSF International has earned Silver LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council for its laboratory addition. NSF also has earned ISO 14001 environmental management system certification, which demonstrates the organization’s overall commitment to environmental stewardship.
In addition to employing sustainable practices, we offer services to help other companies become more sustainable. These services include certification to sustainability standards and protocols, environmental claims validation, life cycle assessments and green chemistry services.