NSF, Carbonfund.org Partner for CarbonFree® Certification


ANN ARBOR, Mich.—NSF International and the Carbonfund.org Foundation, owner of the CarbonFree® Product Certification Program—which gives companies a transparent way to offer environmentally friendly, carbon-neutral products—entered into an exclusive partnership to leverage their combined expertise in product sustainability and NSF’s global certification management resources. The Certification is now offered through NSF International’s Sustainability division.

Driven by corporate responsibility, consumer demand and potential government regulation, many companies want to quantify, reduce and offset the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the products they manufacture and supply. This growing market for eco-friendly products and consumer demand for transparent, credible and readily accessible information at the point of purchase, makes carbon content labeling an important and a viable educational tool for consumers.

“The CarbonFree® Logo is widely recognized by consumers and companies throughout North America as a preferred mark that assures a comprehensive and high-quality process was used to achieve carbon neutrality," said Eric Carlson, president of Carbonfund.org. “More companies are recognizing the importance and value of offering carbon-neutral products."

To help meet this growing demand for carbon neutral products, Carbonfund.org, a leading nonprofit provider of climate solutions for individuals and businesses, developed the CarbonFree Product Certification program. NSF International was selected to administer the program through its NSF Sustainability division.

 “The Carbonfree program is an excellent fit with NSF’s Sustainability services, and with NSF's mission of protecting and improving human health," said Tom Bruursema, General Manager of NSF Sustainability. "Carbonfree certification provides current and new clients with another valuable tool to differentiate their products and provide more sustainable solutions for their customers."