60 Days Public Consultation for NCCF Safeboards: Standards and Certification Scheme.
NCCF Safeboards: Standards and Certification Scheme (SBCS)
Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), a not-for-profit organization of India, was established in January 2015 and registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. NCCF is actively promoting sustainable management of natural resources and sustainable consumerism through the mechanism of certification. We have developed/are developing globally benchmarked and India specific sustainability 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 our core activity, besides engaged in policy advocacy, awareness-raising and capacity building in and multi-stakeholder engagements.
Composite wood products have emerged as the most widely used and dominant building materials over the last three decades owing to their characteristics, viz; lightweight, corrosion-free, insulation, and cost-effectiveness. The boards, however, do not provide a healthy indoor air quality to the occupants owing to the resins and chemicals used in their production and continuous emissions from their usage even after years of installation.
Formaldehyde emissions are a threat to all the stakeholders of the plywood industry in terms of economic development, health effects, and foreign trade. Sustainable and low-emitting furniture products have high demand in international markets and huge potential for domestic consumption as well.
Safeboards: Standards and Certification Scheme (SBCS) are developed to provide certification to composite wood product manufacturers.
These Standards are developed in a way to ensure that the product in scope, whenever and wherever passes through a process in the value chain, is compliant with the requirements of these Standards.
The implementation of the Standards aims to enable the organizations to provide accurate and verifiable information that the product has been certified by an accredited/approved third-party certification body.
Their development aims to encourage the composite wood products exports and compliance required towards human health regulations in the country and at the international levels.
Public Consultation (60 Days) on Draft Safeboards: Standards and Certification Scheme (V0.3)
Public /Stakeholder consultation is a significant part of NCCF’s Standard-Setting Process. We are glad to inform you that with a lot of inputs from our esteemed members, the Safeboards team, and with the guidance of our Chairperson, we were able to finalize the Zero Draft of Safeboards: Standards and Certification Scheme (V0.3). We invite and appreciate feedback from everyone on the Draft Safeboards: Standards and Certification Scheme (V0.3) during the 60 days consultation. All the stakeholders are invited to submit their comments and inputs on the draft document as per the following instructions to the below-mentioned email id.
Consultation Period: February 5, 2021, till April 6, 2021
Public Consultation documents can be downloaded from here.
|Zero Draft Standard (NCCF-STD-SBCS-V 0.3/2021)||Instruction Sheet for Comments||Comment Sheet|