NSF International has earned a Green Ribbon Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) two years in a row. NSF, a public health and safety organization, received the environmental leadership award for its internal commitment to sustainability and for providing a wide array of sustainable service offerings.
NSF International employs numerous sustainable practices throughout its organization including:
Recognizing these internal efforts, 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, NSF International offers services to help other companies become more sustainable. These sustainability services include developing American National Standards for sustainable products (e.g. carpet, flooring and other commercial building materials) and testing and certifying sustainable products (e.g. green chemicals and building products). NSF verifies environmental product claims and provides greenhouse gas verification, environmental footprinting and environmental management systems registrations and electronic waste recycling certification such as e-Stewards or Responsible Recycling Practices (R2).
Many companies that are registered or have products certified by NSF International also earned the 2012 Green Ribbon Award including: Akzo Nobel - International Paints; Fairmount Water Solutions; HOBAS PIPE USA; Layne Christensen Company; Mueller Co.; Neptune Technology Group Inc.; Orica Watercare Inc.; PAX Water Technologies; Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP; Tetra Tech; and Trojan Technologies.
NSF International will receive its green ribbon during AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE12) June 10-14 in Dallas. Stop by booth #1313 at ACE12 for more information.