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Processed Chlorine Free

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Processed Chlorine Free (PCF) audits require a chain of custody for all raw materials, measures the impact of a manufacturing process on the environment: water and energy use, chemistry, carbon gas releases, reviews environmental policy and permit compliance, reviews ethical management practices and compliance, financial performance, product stewardship, public information, funding of research and development, and employee recognition.

Once the audit is complete, we are able to plug the numbers in to provide a ranking on a Sustainability Index {SI rank best of 1350 points}. Only processes, or products that are manufactured free of chlorine chemistry are identified with the TCF {Totally Chlorine Free} or PCF {Processed Chlorine Free} Trademarks. The CFPA has no financial interest in any manufacturer or company of the products it certifies.

Learn more: Processed Chlorine Free websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Processed Chlorine Free's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17011 Accreditation, ISO 17021 Management system certification, ISO 19011 QMS and EMS auditing (and auditor qualifications), ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Chlorine Free Products Association

Member of

GEN

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

Totally Chlorine Free


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

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  • Audit / surveillance requirements
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  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

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Year ecolabel est. 1996

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Carbon Food Forest products / Paper Packaging Textiles Waste management & Recycling


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada China Denmark Finland Germany India Mexico Peru Portugal Spain United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012