Circular entrepreneurship

In an ever-changing world where raw materials are becoming scarce there is a great need for circular entrepreneurship. On a global level, materials and products must be handled in a more sustainable way. The word circularity is crucial to reach that goal. Unfortunately currently the global economy is only 8.6% circular. This means that over 90% of the raw materials entering the economy is ultimately wasted and is not recycled. Circular entrepreneurship is necessary to change this and to further increase this global percentage.

Circular economy

The aim of a circular economy is to maximize the reuse of products and raw materials and minimize the loss of value at the same time. Or in other words: using products, raw materials and services in an economic and smart way. This means that companies who want to work according the principles of circular entrepreneurship. Their designers have to think carefully in advance about the materials they want to use and how these can be reused when the end-of-life of a product has been reached.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

People are talking more and more about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). As an organization, it is possible to distinguish yourself on several CSR areas. Kiwa’s quality declarations, tests and inspections add to people’s safety and health, both at work and at home, and in general to a safer, healthier, more sustainable world in which quality assurance and verification bring transparency for you yourself and your customers.

Our services in the field of circularity

  • PPI Quality and Engineering provides timely insight into your renewable energy operations with services and software solutions for quality assurance and asset tracking.
  • ISO 13485:2016 is the medical device industry's quality management system (QMS) standard. The scheme specifies the requirements for a quality management system for medical devices.
  • ISO 50001 Energy Management system certification with Kiwa: conserve resources, save money and mitigate climate change.
  • ISO 22716 Cosmetics - Good Manufacturing Practices with Kiwa: Regulations for systematic and organisational product safety and quality control to be followed throughout the manufacture of cosmetics
  • The MSC traceability standard is a globally recognised environmental certification scheme that allows you to market MSC certified fish and shellfish. The blue MSC label shows that fish have been caught in a way that creates healthy oceans and secures seafood supplies for the future - something that is important to your customers.