• RED Delegated Act Application Date Postponed to 1 August 2025

    31 July 2023

    The European Commission recently announced 1 August 2025 as the new effective date for the revamped Radio Equipment Directive (RED). This gives manufacturers an extra year to prepare for compliance. From 1 August 2025, all wireless communication products must adhere to this delegated act.

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  • Indoor Action becomes the First Independent Fitness Club to Qualify for FITcert Certificate in Europe

    27 July 2023

    Arnhem Indoor Action Sports Center is the first independent fitness club in the Netherlands and Europe to qualify for a FITcert certificate, tested by Kiwa ISA Sport. With the new European quality mark FITcert, fitness centers can now demonstrate that they are working to the highest quality standards.

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  • Compass Assurance Services Pty (CAS) Merges with Quality Control Services (Environmental) Pty Ltd (QCSE)

    26 July 2023

    As of the 1st of February 2023, two JAS-ANZ accredited conformity assessment bodies, QCSE and CAS (a Kiwa group company) have merged. With this merger, QCSE joins Global Certification as part of the CAS family of companies.

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  • Kiwa Grants the First Welfair® Certificate in animal Welfare in Latin America

    20 July 2023

    Kiwa recently had the honor of delivering the very first Welfair® certificate in Latin America. A big milestone achieved by the Kiwa LatAm team and Livestock Scheme Manager of Kiwa Spain, Mikel Peña.

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  • FSSC 22000 version 6: Consequences and Upgrade Process Explained

    19 July 2023

    The new version of the FSSC 22000 scheme, which was published on April 1, 2023, brings significant changes impacting certification bodies, certified organizations and those aspiring to obtain certification in the near future. In this article, we will explain some of the implications of this version change and outline the upgrade process for organizations. 

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  • Stay up to Date with the Latest Food Safety Regulations: ASI’s PCQI Food Safety Training

    17 July 2023

    Next month from August 14th-16th, ASI Food Safety is hosting a Virtual 3 Day PCQI Training, FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food. This training is designed to provide professionals with the ability to develop and implement effective food safety plans, perform risk assessments, and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements, such as the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles.

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  • Kiwa approved to deliver McDonald's SQMS and DQMP audits

    14 July 2023

    Kiwa has now joined the exclusive group of certification bodies that are approved to conduct audits according to McDonald's quality management system SQMS (Global Supplier Quality Management System) and DQMP (Distributor Quality Management Process).

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  • Kiwa sponsors Green Team Twente

    10 July 2023

    Kiwa has recently become an official partner of Green Team Twente. The racing team, consisting of students from the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences, has been building hydrogen cars since 2011 and has previously participated in the Shell Eco-Marathon. Green Team Twente is now focusing on developing a hydrogen race car for the Formula Students. Kiwa supports Green Team Twente with risk analyses.

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  • Exploring the world’s first 3D AI recognition tool for concrete structures

    23 June 2023

    Kiwa Sweden and tech company Spotscale teamed up to revolutionize building inspections using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and drone technology. This innovative partnership focuses on using AI-driven 3D visualization to detect defects in cement structures. It enables the mapping of structures with unparalleled detail and accuracy, zooming in on details the human eye can't perceive.

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  • Kiwa and Hudson Cybertec join forces in cybersecurity training programs

    19 June 2023

    Starting this summer, testing, inspection and certification specialist Kiwa and cybersecurity expert Hudson Cybertec are partnering to offer global training programs on the cybersecurity of Operational Technology (OT). Hudson Cybertec has been part of the Kiwa Group since last year and both companies complement each other seamlessly in terms of security and certification services. Now, their collaboration is being intensified in the field of training

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  • Kiwa now accredited for SERMI certification

    14 June 2023

    Kiwa is one of the first companies in Europe that is now an accredited inspection body to authorize vehicle workshops according to SERMI (Security-Related Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Information). From August 1, the new authorization certification will be introduced in the EU and several of the EU's partner countries.

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  • Promoting Gender Equality: UNI/PdR 125 Certification for Inclusive Workplaces

    12 June 2023

    Gender equality is a fundamental principle that ensures fairness, equal opportunities, and the elimination of discrimination between men and women. The certification according UNI/PdR 125:2022, issued by certification bodies as Kiwa, in Italy, plays a significant role in promoting gender equality in various contexts.

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  • Kiwa investigates possibilities for hydrogen cooperation between the Netherlands and Japan

    2 June 2023

    Kiwa investigated for Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) how the Netherlands and Japan can strengthen each other. Download the action plan!

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  • Ensuring Quality and Reliability: Kiwa's Comprehensive Testing Services

    29 May 2023

    As an independent testing organization, we offer a wide range of testing, measuring, and calibration services to help businesses eliminate risks, comply with regulations, and deliver high-performance solutions. With over 60 laboratories worldwide, Kiwa's highly qualified experts utilize advanced methods and equipment to assess safety, quality, performance, and compliance.

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  • IFS Food V8 for food safety published: key changes

    24 May 2023

    Designed to optimize food safety, enhance quality management, and prioritize customer satisfaction, IFS Food Version 8 introduces new requirements and guidelines that businesses need to be aware of. The release of IFS Food Version 8 marks an important milestone in the world of food safety and quality management.

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  • T2 Utility Engineers Celebrates 30 Years of Subsurface Utility Engineering

    9 May 2023

    T2 Utility Engineers, member of the Kiwa Group, is celebrating 30 years of providing Subsurface Utility Engineering services. Thanks to the support of clients and the work of our outstanding team members, T2ue provides Subsurface Utility Engineering and related services for more than 2,000 projects each year from 26 offices in the United States and four offices in Canada.

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  • Raw Materials Database for drinking water products launched

    8 May 2023

    Certifiers DVGW CERT and Kiwa and German water and gas sector association figawa will work together on the development and management of a database for raw materials used in products and equipment for drinking water. This Raw Materials Database should shorten the approval process of raw materials, which saves manufacturers costs and importantly reduces the time to market.

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  • Seven steps to ISO 27001:2022

    3 May 2023

    The revised standard ISO 27001:2022 was published on 25 October 2022 and includes a number of technical corrections and a fully revised Annex A with control measures. The updated standard is subject to a three-year transition period, meaning certified organisations must have switched over by 1 November 2025.

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  • Calculating the Energy Efficiency Index of Data Centers

    26 April 2023

    Data Centers are assuming a central role for any business, and their energy consumption is an important element to consider. Especially in the era of environmental sustainability. At Kiwa, we can help to make that transparent, both for you and your customers.

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  • New whitepaper: The quality of hydrogen

    20 April 2023

    To prevent further global warming and combat climate change, worldwide effort is being put into low-carbon, affordable and reliable energy solutions. Hydrogen can meet the energy and raw material needs of industry, the built environment and the transport sector, sectors that are difficult to decarbonize. However, depending on the application, hydrogen must meet certain quality requirements.

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