Sustainable solutions

Sustainability is high on the agenda of authorities, companies and citizens. This can be seen from public opinion, government policies, new regulations and business initiatives.

Companies that supply sustainable services and products, such as recycling companies, producers of green gas, sustainable heating installations, PV and thermal solar panels or sustainable packaging manufacturers, are required to comply with an increasing number of regulations and standards. In addition, organisations are increasingly required by law to have their processes and business as sustainable as possible.

Kiwa is a global player in the field of testing, inspection and certification. With our services all over the world we help organisations to minimize their environmental impact thanks to their sustainable solutions.

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CO2 - Footprint / Certification CO2-neutral

The CO2 Footprint, also known as the Carbon Footprint, records the total CO2 emissions that occur directly or indirectly over the life cycle of a product system.

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Post-shipment Inspection

Evaluating all aspects of the supply chain, product, manufacturing, and management processes potentially affecting module safety and performance. A comprehensive auditing protocol based on direct observation, stress-testing and expert review.

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Recycled Plastic
Plastica Seconda Vita (PSV) Certification

The Plastica Seconda Vita (PSV) mark is the first European Environmental Product Certification system for products and materials obtained from the valorisation of plastic waste.

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Create your life cycle assessment and EPD with R<THiNK

R<THiNK is a software application that enables companies to create Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Carbon Footprints of Products (CFP), efficiently and according to international and European standards. With R<THiNK you can carry out project-specific calculations as well as calculate the environmental impact of your entire product portfolio.

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Overview sustainability services

Sustainability services with Kiwa – from quantification of environmental impacts, certification of sustainable products or services to the development of sustainability standards. Kiwa offers different services from quantification of environmental impact to the certification of sustainable products or services.

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Field inspections PV systems

Around the globe, we test PV systems according to their performance and uncover faults and give recommendations on how to remedy them. Our experts have the most modern testing equipment and analysis tools at their disposal.

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Factory Audits

Kiwa PI Berlin audits evaluate all aspects of the supply chain, product, manufacturing, and management processes potentially affecting module safety, reliability, and performance. Kiwa PI Berlin has developed a comprehensive auditing protocol based on direct observation, stress- testing and expert review of factory operations and successfully applied to over 1,000+ audits to date. Kiwa PI Berlin will conduct an on-site, independent audit of the equipment manufacturer manufacturing process and provide a comprehsive factory audit with the crictical, major, and minor audit findings.

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Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI-T) - Traceability

Unveil the secrets of your supply chain with our Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI-T) - Traceability service. Discover how we ensure the integrity and traceability of your products before they leave the factory floor. Stay ahead in quality and compliance with our expert insights

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Lab tests PV equipment

Our laboratories are ISO 17025 accredited. We offer independent testing of PV modules and competent support from our experts. With our wide range of tests on quality criteria and the quality assurance requirements, you get the best possible results.

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Due Diligence PV Systems

Through our experience and knowledge from our factory audits and our laboratory tests, we have developed systematic assessment of key aspects of PV systems for you. Use our expertise to carry out your PV project in the best possible way.

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MSC Chain of Custody certification

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.

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Introducing the Sustainability Product Passport (SPP): A Practical Approach to Building Sustainability

Discover how the Sustainability Product Passport (SPP) is transforming construction: A smarter way to measure, understand, and improve the sustainability of building materials.

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Unlock Sustainable Success with SEE-Certification's ESG Audit Services

Experience a comprehensive Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) audit for your company, including an on-site facility assessment. Upon successful completion, you'll be awarded a certificate in line with the Kiwa SEE Sustainability Standard.

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Flustix Certification Scheme

Flustix certification is a certification scheme provided by the Flustix GmbH, a German-based Kiwa company specializing in certifying products and materials as environmentally friendly and sustainable.

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Renewable energy

Production of energy from renewable and decentralized energy is booming worldwide – the photovoltaic market has annual growth rates of around 20%. In order to remain successfully on the market, the safety, quality, durability and reliability of your products are essential.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a Type III Environmental Declaration and is regulated by ISO 14025 and EN 15804. It contains quantifiable environmental information on a European harmonized, scientific basis. An EPD is based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data.

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Supply Chain Traceability Assessment | Module

Navigate the complexities of your supply chain with our Supply-Chain Traceability Assessment. Gain unparalleled insights into the origins and journey of your products, ensuring transparency and compliance every step of the way.

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Preliminary Engineering PV systems

Our preliminary engineering services for PV systems support you with feasibility and yield studies. Benefit from our know-how and see to what extent your project can be implemented or where there is potential for improvement.

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Grid integration

Worldwide, there are a multitude of local grid connection guidelines and standards that must be complied with depending on the country.

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SEE-Standard – The Sustainability Standard for the mineral and metal sector

The increasing sustainability requirements for companies demand new ways to objectify, validate or confirm the sustainability performances of globally active companies. Supply chain due diligence in the mineral and metal sector is a key element regarding the envisaged sustainability transition.

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Certifications for sustainable supply chains

Nationally and internationally, the requirements for companies to ensure compliance with social and environmental standards at their locations and in their supply chains are increasing. Kiwa already supports you in all current and future challenges in the area of sustainability. Document the sustainability in your supply chain from the origin of the raw materials to the finished product with Kiwa.

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ISO 9001 Quality Management

ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Certification with Kiwa: improve your performance, meet customers’ needs and increase your profit.

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VinylPlus® Product Label Certification

The VinylPlus® Product Label Certification is aimed at all companies that manufacture and process PVC products obtained from the valorisation of plastic waste.

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Corporate Carbon Footprint

Understanding your organization's carbon footprint is the first step towards meaningful change. At Kiwa, we show you how your company will reduce and avoid greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective way for the long term. We support you from the calculation to verification to reporting and enable transparent, accurate, scientifically sound communication of your environmental performance - without greenwashing!

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