16 November 2023

Kiwa's First EPD Report in China - Assisting the Ecological Sustainable Development of Tianjin NorthGlass.

On November 14th, Kiwa BCC visited Tianjin NorthGlass Industrial Technical Co., Ltd. (referred to as "Tianjin NorthGlass") and issued its first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) report in China, accompanied by a grand award ceremony.

Mr. Yang Yuanxi, Executive Vice General Manager of Tianjin NorthGlass, along with Mr. Wang Guichao, head of the Administrative Department, Mr. Zhu Yong, head of the Equipment Department, Mr. Li Yuli, Management System Specialist of the Quality Assurance Department, Dr. Zhu Jun, Chief Technology Officer of Kiwa BCC, Mr. Sun Lulu, Director of Key Account Sales and Business Development, and others attended the event.

EPD Empowers Enterprises, Facilitating New Development

During the ceremony, Mr. Yang Yuanxi, Executive Vice General Manager of Tianjin NorthGlass, expressed, "As a leader in the glass manufacturing industry, Tianjin NorthGlass adheres to a sustainable development strategy, actively engaged in the dual-carbon policy, and continuously practices energy conservation and emission reduction in products and management. This EPD report not only effectively verifies the environmental information related to our products, but also confirms the effectiveness of our technical research and investment in environmentally friendly products. Kiwa BCC's EPD report facilitates our international alignment, expands global markets opportunities, eliminates green trade barriers, and meets the increasingly stringent global environmental protection standards."

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Dr. Zhu Jun, Chief Technology Officer of Kiwa BCC, stated, "Tianjin NorthGlass has made significant strides in the industry, with a commendable focus on sustainable development. The EPD report, issued by Kiwa BCC, will establish a green identity for the product series of Tianjin NorthGlass. This will effectively address the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and enable the company to seize new opportunities in the evolving international trade landscape."

Kiwa - Providing High-Quality Certification Services

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Kiwa is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) industry, serving as a member of the Global Board of Directors of the International TIC Council. Kiwa Group has extensive practical experience in areas such as EPD and ESG.

As one of Kiwa's subsidiaries, Kiwa BCC specializes in certification services across various domains such as ecology and sustainable development, food safety, health and safety, cyber security, service improvement, and value-added services. Kiwa BCC is dedicated to continuously monitoring the advancements of the global Green Deals, understanding and addressing various environmental standards and regulations, and supporting a greater number of companies in adopting sustainable development practices.

Tianjin NorthGlass

Tianjin NorthGlass is a renowned company in the tempered glass industry, specializing in the production of high-quality optical large-scale tempered, laminated, and insulating glass. They are recognized as pioneers in manufacturing structural glass for buildings. Tianjin NorthGlass has been involved in numerous national-level projects and Olympic projects, including iconic landmarks such as the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest), the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube), Beijing Capital Airport, Beijing South Railway Station, National Center for the Performing Arts, and China Millennium Monument.

Internationally, Tianjin NorthGlass has gained recognition for its innovative business philosophy and has successfully completed major projects worldwide. Some notable examples include the Apple Headquarters in the United States, Abu Dhabi Airport, Bloomberg London, and Apple Store in Dubai. With years of dedicated research, innovation, and development in glass processing, Tianjin NorthGlass has established itself as the world's largest deep processing base for oversized glass and a leading supplier of high-end glass for prestigious global architecture.