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NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Assessment for Wallcovering Products

This is a standard by which to evaluate and certify sustainability of wallcovering products across their entire product life cycle. Based on life-cycle assessment principles, NSF/ANSI 342 employs a point system to evaluate wallcovering products against established requirements, performance criteria and quantifiable metrics in the areas of product design, product manufacturing, long-term value, end-of-life management, corporate governance and innovation.

Learn more: NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Assessment for Wallcovering Products websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Assessment for Wallcovering Products's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

NSF International

Member of

ISO

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

NSF/ANSI 332 Sustainability Assessment for Resilient Floor Coverings, NSF/ANSI 336: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric, NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet, and NSF Sustainability Certified Product


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Year ecolabel est. 2010

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012