Circularity

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

  • Plastics piping systems for the transport of cold drinking water outside buildings can be certified with Kiwa Watermark to ensure quality. Kiwa quality statements under Kiwa evaluation guidelines BRL- K506, BRL- K522, BRL- K17101, BRL- K17102, BRL- K17104, BRL-K17105, BRL- K17301, BRL- K17401 and BRL- K17605.
    Show
  • Certification and testing for hoses, shower heads, hand showers and other sanitary tapware components with the Kiwa Watermark. Covering Kiwa evaluation guidelines BRL- K622, BRL- 658, BRL- K668, BRL- K14025, BRL- K14026, BRL- K14034.
    Show
  • Impact is a mobile safety, environmental, and quality management application developed in Finland. It is a cloud-based SaaS solution that assures quick and effortless implementation.
    Show
  • Kiwa supports you with all services concerning testing, inspection and certification of concrete according to EN 206 and concrete products. For in-situ concrete, we inspect and certify e.g., according to national standards. Furthermore, we have all the testing facilities for in-situ testing and laboratory testing.
    Show
  • Kiwa guarantees sustainable and safe sports facilities for many forms of sport. Kiwa conducts continuous research in our own laboratory. Before fields or facilities are tested on site, the products that are used to build sports surfaces are tested in the laboratory of Kiwa.
    Show
  • Testing, inspection and certification of floor coverings. Waterproofing membranes including liquid applied waterproofing and kits (for waterproofing against water and/or steam).
    Show
  • Certification of concrete construction elements distinguishes you from other companies based on quality and reliability. By partnering with Kiwa, you can get the most out of working with certification, improving your production to improve your performance, meet your customers’ needs and boost your business.
    Show
  • 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.
    Show
  • The Ü-mark indicates the usability of a construction product in Germany according to national requirements which are not covered by CE marking.
    Show
  • 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.
    Show
  • With ReTHiNK you can independently create life cycle assessments and EPDs for your products. A life cycle assessment (LCA) provides information on the environmental impacts (such as global warming potential, eutrophication potential or resource consumption) of your product over its entire life cycle.
    Show
  • The FI drinking water approval is a quality mark and demonstrates that the product complies with the applicable regulatory requirements regarding to the plastic pipe material and possible odour or taste passed on from the pipe to water.
    Show
  • Kiwa Agri Food provides certification for Animal Feed schemes including BETA NOPS.
    Show
  • Kiwa offers a new voluntary 20% Hydrogen Mark, based on its Test Requirements for natural gas appliances burning up to 20% Hydrogen admixture, using EN15502 as the reference standard.
    Show
  • The certification of quality management systems for medical transport companies guarantees compliance with the requirements of the ISO 9001 Standard in the most critical processes of patient transport.
    Show
  • Kiwa Agri Food | Threats & Vulnerabilities Training (TACCP/VACCP) for food handling operations
    Show
  • With the introduction of hydrogen powered vehicles, new technologies emerged in the automotive industry. There are also new risks associated with these technologies, which can lead to serious damage and injury if handled incorrectly. In particular the high pressure, the high voltage and the gaseous fuel makes that the risks differ from conventional vehicles and training of service staff is required.
    Show
  • This Cert-ain-accredited gas changeover course is for experienced engineers who already have the CCN1 Domestic Gas Safety qualification, wanting to expand their skills to do commercial gas work.
    Show
  • This course is designed for solid fuel engineers who have successfully completed the H003 Dry Stove Installer course, needing to install and register Twin Wall/System Chimney flues.
    Show
  • Show