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SCS Sustainable Choice

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Sustainable Choice certification ensures that carpet products meet measurable environmental performance and social responsibility criteria for continuous improvement. The certification is based on the internationally recognized standard NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard (2010). Sustainable Choice is awarded on three certification levels (Silver; Gold; Platinum) through points achieved in five requirement areas

  • public health and community impact
  • energy usage and efficiency
  • material content
  • responsible manufacturing
  • reclamation and end-of-life management

Certification and documentation help products qualify for credits within the LEED rating systems.

Learn more: SCS Sustainable Choice websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with SCS Sustainable Choice's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

Certification / registration required

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

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

SCS Global Services (SCS)

Member of

ISO

Type

For-profit

Also manages

SCS FloorScore®, Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits, Certified Pesticide Residue Free, SCS Recycled Content, SCS Indoor Advantage, and SCS Certified Biodegradable


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

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

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1993

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products Furniture Textiles Other

Other categories: carpets and rugs (primarily commercial)


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 26 May 2016