How to get Certified

Thank you for your interest in certifying your products under the Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative (SMI) as Totally Chlorine Free (TCF), Processed Chlorine Free (PCF) and Sustainability Index (SI). The Chlorine Free Products Association was listed as one of the strongest auditing processes in North America in a Wall Street Journal Poll.
Three Simple Steps!
1. Review the SMI materials with your manufacturing team. Take time reading the Standard, then use the SI
2. If you qualify, proceed and fill out the Membership Application Form
3. Return it to us with payment.
Because we are a non-for-profit organization, we ask that travel expenses be covered. This also provides us with the chance to make a visit to the plant, and provide a local auditor if possible.
Generally, we require a $10,000 travel fee upfront for all over sees pre-audit inquiries and related travel expenses. Locations within North America will be provided with a specific fee. Locations outside of North America will have expenses credited to the total contract.