Promoting healthy living and working spaces

Tafisa® panels conform with the most stringent third-party certifications and are recognized as maintaining good indoor air quality to protect human health. 

Eco-Certified Composite grademark program (ECC)

Tafisa® panels have been granted Eco-Certified Composite Grademark Program (ECC) Certification by the Composite Panel Association (CPA), demonstrating an exemplary commitment to the sustainable use of wood fiber and to environmental stewardship. Tafisa®’s particleboard meet or exceed the following five requirements:

Carbon Footprint – The plant shall demonstrate that the panel’s carbon store offsets its cradle-to-gate carbon footprint as determined in kg-CO2 equivalents of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.                                                                                   


Local and Renewable Resource – At least 85% of total annual wood fibre used shall be sourced within 402 km of the manufacturing plant.


Recycled/Recovered – Use a minimum of 75% recycled or recovered fiber; OR at least 50% recycled or recovered fiber AND a minimum of 5% post-consumer fiber. Percentages shall be calculated on a weight basis as measured in bone dry tons (bdt).


Sustainability – The plant shall document that greater than 97% fiber furnish brought on-site to manufacture panels is either converted into panels or other non-waste products.


Wood Sourcing – The plant shall hold a valid assessment and certificate from a certifying agency recognized by CPA such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC—Controlled Wood Standard or Chain of Custody Standard) or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI—Fiber Sourcing Standard).

EPA TSCA Title VI / CARB ULEF (Ultra-Low Formaldehyde)

EPA TSCA Title VI

TAFIPAN®' particleboard has received third-party certification stating compliance with the limit (0.09 ppm) for EPA TSCA Title VI formaldehyde emissions.

CARB ULEF (Ultra-Low Emitting Formaldehyde)

TAFIPAN-EVOLOTM particleboard meet the requirements for CARB ULEF (Ultra-Low Emitting Formaldehyde) designation.

TAFISA® Particleboards

CARB

Formaldehyde Emission

LEED

TAFIPAN®

EPA TSCA Title VI

Less than 0.09 ppm

Up to 5 credits

TAFIPAN-EVOLO™

ULEF

Less than 0.05 ppm

Up to 6 credits

  

Forest Stewardship Council® certification (FSC)

Tafisa® Canada is certified for Forest Stewardship Council® for chain of custody and meets its requirements for controlled wood. This assessment has been third-party verified by the Rainforest Alliance Smartwood Program, which has concluded that the wood fibre sourcing practices of Tafisa® Canada adhere to the FSC guidelines of forest stewardship. Tafisa® Canada's FSC controlled wood has been verified to NOT come from:

 

Illegally harvested wood

 

Forests in violation of traditional and civil rights

 

Forest in which high conservation values are threatened

 

Forests that are being converted to plantations or non-forest use

 

Forests in which genetically modified trees are planted

ISO Certifications

 


ISO 14001: 2004 Certification

Tafisa® Canada’s environmental management system has been assessed and registered as meeting the requirements of ISO 14001: 2004. The scope of registration covers the environmental activities at the site pertaining to the manufacture of raw and overlaid particleboard.

Tafisa® is the first company member of the Composite Panel Association (CPA) and producer of particleboard and decorative panels whose environmental management system meets the requirements of ISO 14001: 2004.


ISO 9001: 2008 Certification

Tafisa® Canada is assessed and complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 for the implementation of its quality control system and the system's application throughout the organization.

  

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design)

Tafisa® Canada's panels qualify for LEED® credits (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design 2009) under the US Green Building Rating System. For example, TAFIPAN® panels can provide up to 5 LEED® credits while TAFIPAN-EVOLOTM panels allow up to 6 credits. 

 Click here for a lisiting of applicable LEED® credits.