According to their Web site, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) recently received word from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) that it had met the eligibility requirements set forth by the institute as a third party certification program and therefore is eligible to apply for accreditation. This is a major step for CRI which has been moving in this direction for a lengthy period of time and is an excellent start in realizing the VOC Issues Management team strategy to bring national creditability to the CRI Green Label Program.