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To give benchmark values (practical and factory-speci fi c), particularly for wet processing units. To offer support to set and monitor rational targets to minimize the consumption of water and energy. Fig. 4 GOTS label (x% organic). Source - Sustainable Practices in Textile Industry 83
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3 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards ANSI was established in the year 1918. It is the of fi cial US representative to the ISO. It is a non-pro fi t organization for the US voluntary consensus standards community. It is a neutral forum that ensures reliability of the standards and the compliance evaluation system. NSF: National Sanitation Foundation founded in 1944. Renamed as NSF International in 1990 and expanded its services across the globe. NSF is a self-governing organization whose mission is to protect and improve global human health. It tests the quality and certi fi es products and establishes standards for food, water, and consumer goods industries. NSF is also a third-party certi fi cation body for organizations and businesses. NSF guides the organizations throughout the certi fi cation process to achieve high-quality results in a cost-effective, reliable, and consistent manner. 3.1 NSF 140 2015: Sustainability Assessment for Carpet NSF/ANSI 140 is a leading standard for the carpet industry. This standard is pertinent to evaluate the sustainability and certify the carpet products through their entire life cycle. This standard was developed by the NSF National Centre for Sustainability Standards (NCSS) through a consensus base public process with a multi-stakeholder group of participants. This standard guides the carpet manufac- turing organization towards more sustainable carpet production and de fi nes the performance requirements for both the individual product and the organization as a whole. Prerequisite requirements are being established, and the commercial carpet products are evaluated against these requirements. The evaluation process is based on the life cycle assessment (LCA) principles, and for this, NSF/ANSI 140 makes use of a point system in six key areas (Fig. 5 ): Fig. 5 NSF 140 label. Source 84 K. Amutha
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(i) Public health and environment, (ii) Energy and energy ef fi ciency, (iii) Bio-based, recycled content materials, and environmentally preferable materials, (iv) Product Manufacturing, (v) Reclamation and end-of-life management, and (vi) Innovation. Based on the total point scores, the certi fi cate is issued at three different levels: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. NSF certi fi ed manufacturers are approved to use the NSF Sustainability Certi fi ed label on their products as well as for advertisement purpose. 3.2 NSF 336 2011: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishing Fabric NSF/ANSI 336 is engaged for the evaluation and certi fi cation of sustainability of commercial furnishing fabrics through the entire product life cycle. This standard was developed by the NSF NCSS. The standard was developed by a consensual process with the participation of multi-stakeholder group that includes (Fig.
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