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).

CARB Phase 2 / CARB ULEF (Ultra-Low Formaldehyde)

CARB Phase 2

TAFIPAN®' particleboard has received third-party certification stating compliance with the limit (0.09 ppm) for CARB Phase 2 formaldehyde emissions.

CARB ULEF (Ultra-Low Emitting Formaldehyde)

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

TAFISA® Particleboards


Formaldehyde Emission




Less than 0.09 ppm

Up to 5 credits



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.