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Certification Information and Application Package
MSC is your best, independent means of demonstrating your commitment to quality production and control. There are many reasons for mulch and soil companies to participate in the MSC Product Certification Program. Just a few of these reasons include:
• Product Differentiation: In the mulch and soils commodity market, certification allows quality manufacturers to set their products apart from poor quality, mislabeled products.
• Product Protection: Consumers cannot tell good from poor products simply by appearance. In environmentally sensitive times where we are all only one headline away from disaster, certification becomes the only hallmark available to identify quality mulches and soils to the buying public.
• Category Protection: Each certification category indicates a different level of value-added products and helps identify your value-added product lines.
• Industry Marketing: The MSC has committed to promoting the quality of certified products to retail buyers and the consumer public. Your participation in the certification program identifies your products as preferred mulches and soils for the buying public.
Certification Is For Almost Everybody
Companies do not need to be Council members in order to certify their product(s), but members do receive a significant discount on program fees.
Products must pass stringent screening at the time of application and will be subject to random field testing directly from the market place. Products that cannot meet the Uniform Voluntary Product Guidelines for Horticultural Mulches, Growing Media and Landscape Soils cannot be accepted.
All product claims must be verified by independent, reproducible testing.
Certification applies to bagged products for consumer markets only. MSC does not presently certify bulk or commercial products.
Full program details are provided in the information package linked to this page. To download information and applications, CLICK HERE.
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