Webinar on the new final rule - SOE
8 November 2023
In January 2023, USDA published a new so-called Final Rule. It is a revision of the regulations of the National Organic Program (NOP). The focus is on the SOE (Strengthening Organic Enforcement). The SOE went into effect on March 20th, 2023. However, there is a 14-month implementation period that began with publication on January 19th, 2023. The date of full implementation is March 19th, 2024.
SAVE THE DATE: Meet us at the BIOFACH in Saudi Arabia!
6 October 2023
On 19 - 21 November 2023, Biofach in Saudi Arabia will open its doors and Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH will of course be there again. Biofach in Saudi Arabia brings together more than 15 countries under one roof. This is where the organic industry of the entire MENA region meets. Kiwa BCS-Öko Garantie has been active in Saudi Arabia for many years and with its expertise, enables certification according to the local organic standard OSKSA (Organic Standard of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
Kiwa Rostock Achieves Prestigious Recognition and Certification from WRAS
11 September 2023
Kiwa Rostock, a leading name in water quality testing, has received award-winning certification from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) as a recognised laboratory. This recognition demonstrates Kiwa Rostock's commitment to the highest water quality and safety standards. WRAS recognition means that the laboratory meets strict criteria of competence and compliance to submit reports that are recognised as evidence of compliance with the Water Supply Regulations. Kiwa Rostock complies with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and can perform tests in various categories, including non-metallic materials in contact with drinking water.
USDA publishes New Final Rule for National Organic Program in the USA
22 February 2023
In January of 2023 the USDA published a new final rule. It is a revision of the National Organic Program's (NOP) regulatory. The main focus lies on the SOE (Strengthening Organic Enforcement). Following, you get an overview on the changes that have been made. Hence, if your company is part of NOP please read this article carefully.
18 January 2023
UKCA- und CE-Kennzeichnung für Bauprodukte laufen in Großbritannien bis 30. Juni 2025 parallel Die britische Regierung hat die Anerkennung der CE-Kennzeichnung für Konformitätsnachweise von Bauprodukten offiziell bis zum 30. Juni 2025 verlängert.
Visit Kiwa BCS at BioFach 2023 in Nuremberg!
13 January 2023
"Especially in this day and age, it is more important than ever to exchange ideas in person and to sit down together, discuss and look ahead to make way for future topics. Paving the Path together!" is how Danila Brunner, Director of BIOFACH and VIVANESS, sums up the guiding theme of BioFach 2023. The fair starts in only one month, from 14 to 17 February 2023. On this occasion, many companies as well as consumers of the organic sector will meet again in Nuremberg, continue networking and shape the sustainable future of the food industry.
30 Years of Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH
18 November 2022
Thank you for your loyalty! As the first state-approved inspection body in Germany, Kiwa BCS celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022. Since its foundation in 1992 in Nuremberg, the then "BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH" has grown steadily and has been able to make a name for itself on the market with high-quality services in the organic certification of food processors and producers.
SAVE THE DATE: Kiwa BCS with own booth at BIOFACH in Saudi Arabia!
12 October 2022
The organic industry will meet at BIOFACH in Riyadh from November 7-9, 2022. Kiwa BCS has been active in Saudi Arabia for many years, offering certifications according to the local organic standard OSKSA (Organic Standard of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), among others. Kiwa BCS is also accredited in other countries of the MENA region and can offer various organic standards such as EU, NOP or JAS.
Kiwa at the GET Nord in Hamburg
12 October 2022
SAVE-THE-DATE: From November 17th to 19th Kiwa will be a guest at GET Nord, the only joint trade fair for electrical, sanitary, heating and air conditioning in the north. Come by in Hamburg and exchange ideas with us.
Further growth at Kiwa: MPA Dresden joins the Kiwa Deutschland Group
15 July 2022
Hamburg/Dresden,July 15, 2022: On July 6, 2022, Thomas Huebler and Teresa Huebler, both managing directors of MPA Dresden GmbH, and Prof. Dr. Roland Huettl and Dr. Gero Schoenwasser, both managing directors of Kiwa Deutschland GmbH, signed the contract agreement in Hamburg. With immediate effect, MPA Dresden GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kiwa Deutschland Group.
Kiwa welcomes PI Berlin to the Kiwa Germany Group
23 May 2022
Kiwa is pleased to announce that PI Berlin is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kiwa Germany Group. The agreement was signed between Kiwa Deutschland GmbH and PI Berlin last week in Berlin, Germany, by Sven Lehmann and Steven Xuereb, board members of PI Berlin, as well as Prof Dr Roland Huettl and Dr Gero Schoenwasser, both managing directors of Kiwa Deutschland GmbH.
Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains
14 April 2022
Mark you calendar: Kiwa is hosting a panel discussion with stakeholders of the metals industry, certification, consulting, and civil society. Make sure to visit the 15th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains 3 May 2022.
Elastomers in the UBA KTW-BWGL Kiwa Web Academy
18 March 2022
The Federal Environment Agency has extended the existing KTW-BWGL to include TPE and elastomers. Do you know whether your products meet the hygienic requirements in Germany?
Innovations in the Official Journal of the Low Voltage Directive - updated standards published
8 February 2022
Just before Christmas (2021-12-21), the Low Voltage Directive has been adapted after a long time, some standards have been updated.
UKCA marking - deadline extended to 1 January 2023
2 September 2021
The new labelling obligation, the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) mark for goods placed on the market, has been postponed by the UK government. Companies will not be required to use the UKCA mark, which replaces the CE mark, until 1 January 2023.
The GLOBALG.A.P. Supply Chain Standard (CoC)
20 August 2021
Certification for all producers and traders handling GLOBALG.A.P. certified products. With the new CoC version 6, CoC certification will be mandatory for all companies involved in the trade of GG goods in the supply chain from January 2022.
Testing the performance of battery cells in the cycle system
4 August 2021
Kiwa Primara tests battery cells for performance in cycles - this is one of our core elements in a test.
Kiwa Webinar: Trust in the Future
31 May 2021
Would you like to learn more about the latest developments in the water and (renewable) energy sector? Then you've come to the right place. During Kiwa's Trust in the Future webinar, speakers from inside and outside the company will explain current topics in our industries. For example, the Drinking Water Directive, cyber security of IoT products and much more! More information on the speakers can be found below. Don't miss out and register now for this free online event.
Kiwa GmbH Soundlab
13 January 2021
Since January 1, 2021, Kiwa GmbH has been offering further services with its Soundlab in Alsdorf (Aachen).The soundlab - deals with building acoustics and sound insulation, room acoustics as well as moisture and heat protection. A special focus is on sound measurements on fittings in water installations.
Kiwa launches new quality mark for review COVID-19 preventive measures
25 May 2020
The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has major consequences worldwide for the way people work, recreate and organize their social lives. After the complete or partial lockdowns of spring 2020 in many countries worldwide, organizations are gradually starting up again, looking for opportunities to continue operations within the guidelines