NCCF announces initiating development of Indian Standards and Certification Scheme: “Safeboards”
|Standard Development Process Timeline||Initiated in July, 2020 (ongoing)|
|Chairperson||Mr. A K Goyal, IFS (Retd.), Ex-Special Secretary to the Government of India|
|Standard Development Group||24 members|
New Delhi: NCCF announces development of Indian Certification Scheme and Standards: “Safeboards”. The Standards Development Group is being constituted under the Chairpersonship of Mr A K Goyal, IFS (Retd.), Ex-Special Secretary to the Government of India.
The proposed scheme is for the value-addition to the composite-wood manufacturers and health benefits to the people. It will focus technical criteria and safe levels on toxic emissions of formaldehyde from the composite wood products. This scheme will be an indigenous and internationally benchmarked for use in sustainable/low-emitting furniture products, handicraft items and other interior products.
The development of this scheme aims to have uniform technical regulations using appropriate standards across the manufacturing units for manufacturing safe products intended to be sold as export or for domestic markets.
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Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), a not for profit organization of India, is actively engaged in diverse conservation activities including, development of globally benchmarked and India specific sustainability certification standards for various constituents of our natural resource base, viz; forests, trees outside forests, non-wood forest produce, protected areas and wetlands, quality planting material, ecotourism, biomass and biofuels, land degradation neutrality, etc., as its core working area, and also addressing the needs for policy advocacy in natural resource management, awareness raising, capacity building in and multi-stakeholders engagement. NCCF is also developing a Carbon Registry-India aimed to provide a trading and tracking platform for verified GHG emissions reduction and removals enhancement.
NCCF’s Certification Standards for Forest Management, first ever Indian Scheme of Certification, has been endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a globally recognized certification organization giving it an international recognition.
NCCF has also developed a certification scheme for Trees outside Forests (ToF), the first of its kind not only in India but anywhere in the world, which is ready for use. Other Standards are at various stages of development
NCCF has also developed a certification scheme for Trees outside Forest (ToF), the first of its kind not only in India but anywhere in the world, which is ready for use. Other Standards are at various stages of development.