Fredericksburg, Va. (May 9, 2016) – Environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day today announced that the firm has earned platinum certification for NSF International’s P391, the General Sustainability Assessment Criteria for Sustainable Service Providers and Services, for the fourth consecutive year since 2013.
Marstel-Day was the first recipient in the United States of the NSF P391 platinum certification, the highest level that NSF International offers. Many businesses, like Marstel-Day, are seeing the importance of incorporating corporate sustainability strategies to meet the demands of social, economic and environmental needs. “This award represents the company’s continued efforts to demonstrate its commitment to the environment, and is proud to be recognized by NSF as a leader in the service provider industry. We hope our efforts will help show other companies how they too can move toward sustainability initiatives,” states John Broughton of Marstel-Day, who led this year’s NSF application for recertification.
NSF created a case study on Marstel-Day, highlighting the firm’s commitment to environmental sustainability that has been shared with other service providers seeking to better understand the value of obtaining sustainability certification.
Companies are recertified for the NSFI P391 annually after a rigorous auditing process of the firm’s internal and external sustainability practices across sixteen mandatory criteria. These criteria include: legal and regulatory, energy monitoring, hiring and compensation, health and welfare, employee training, ethics, contractor compliance, and the handling of confidential information. Points are earned for additional sustainable practices, allowing a company to achieve certifications ranging from conformant (minimum) to platinum (highest) across environmental, social, and labor categories.
NSF International is an independent accredited organization that has been developing global health and safety standards since 1944. Their certifications are designed to protect water, food, consumer products and the environment. The organization tests, audits and certifies products, services and systems from their headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.