We are 5 standards developers & certifiers and 1 design, technology & innovation company.
Why the Consortium? With the proliferation of program operators, complex reporting requirements and an increased demand for these services, our members recognized the value of pooling resources, jointly conducting outreach, education and communications and promoting the overall use of PCRs, LCAs and EPDs in the marketplace. This unprecedented relationship brings increased uniformity, greater recognition and visibility for your product transparency work and greater value to decision-makers when specifying your materials or products.
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ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards used to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. With more than 40 committees in the built environment ASTM provides a forum for technical experts to discuss and address issues around building product transparency and sustainability. www.astm.org
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based
association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world. As a Program Operator, CSA Group brings its expertise as the international secretariat for ISO Technical Committee 207, which is responsible for the development of internationally-adopted environmental standards. This includes ISO 14025, the standard that forms the foundation for the development of PCRs and EPDs. Visit CSA Group’s EPD program website for more information about our program. www.csaregistries.ca/epd
ICC-ES is the North American leader in evaluating building products for code compliance. ICC-ES technical evaluations of building products — ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs) — are the industry gold standard for providing evidence that products and systems meet code requirements. With its remarkable history, ICC-ES is uniquely positioned to respond to the increased demand for the evaluation of “green” building products, with a program that benefits manufacturers, code officials and the design community. www.icc-es.org
NSF Sustainability is a division of global public health organization
NSF International which is committed to protecting human health, safety and the environment worldwide. NSF Sustainability is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited program operator for the development of product category rules (PCRs) and the verification of environmental product declarations (EPDs). Additional services include standards development, product assurance and certification, advisory services and quality management systems to help companies create more sustainable products, operations, systems and supply chains. www.nsf.org
SCS Global Services (SCS) is an international leader in third-party auditing and certification of environmental and sustainability performance claims. SCS verifies achievements for the green building, consumer product, forestry, agriculture and energy sectors, providing the transparency needed to support informed decision-making, purchasing and planning. An innovator and recognized expert in life-cycle assessment (LCA) standards development and practice, SCS is recognized by ANSI as an eligible Program Operator for Product Category Rule (PCR) development, and is an accredited verifier of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). www.scsglobalservices.com
Sustainable Minds is a B2B cloud provider of environmental product transparency applications, data and services to help product manufacturers across the value chain, design and market greener products. The company is dedicated to operationalizing environmental performance in mainstream product development and manufacturing in an understandable, empowering and credible way. Sustainable Minds’ easy-to-use, standardized solutions make it possible for manufacturers large and small to drive revenue and growth through greener product innovation. www.sustainableminds.com