NSF 140 Carpets Certification

Overview

UL Environment is proud to offer certification to the NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard for commercial carpets and rugs. This voluntary sustainability standard enables carpet manufacturers to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability through third-party certification and achieve credibility in the marketplace, and with specifiers.

Definition

NSF/ANSI 140 was written through a public process by a multi-stakeholder group of manufacturers, suppliers, regulatory agencies, customers, end users, academia and other industry participants.  It is based on life cycle assessment principles and offers three levels of achievement: Silver, Gold and Platinum.

The standard is divided into five categories, based on a 114-point scale (plus Innovation):

  • Public health and environment – 30 points
  • Energy and energy efficiency – 20 points
  • Bio-based content, recycled content, EPP materials – 22 points
  • Manufacturing – 17 points
  • Reclamation and end-of-life management – 25 points
  • Innovation* – maximum of 10 points

Certification is awarded when 14 prerequisites are satisfied and the required amount of optional points is achieved.

  • Silver – All prerequisites and minimum of 37 points
  • Gold – All prerequisites and minimum of 52 points
  • Platinum – All prerequisites and minimum of 60 points
Benefits

Our dedicated, knowledgeable and customer service-oriented team members work closely with participating carpet and rug manufacturers to ensure a smooth and efficient certification process. Once certified, manufacturers can leverage the certification mark to gain marketplace preference and increase the likelihood of product specification.

Certification to this industry-leading standard provides a market-based definition and path to more sustainable carpet through performance requirements for the individual product and the manufacturer.


DELIVERABLES

Product Listing(s) in the UL Sustainable Product Guide


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PRODUCTS THIS SERVICE APPLIES TO

Products in the carpet and rug industry.

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard

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