Environmental performance

A circular construction economy

Global climate change is forcing us to use resources sustainably. In this important transition the construction market has a priority and key role to play, as buildings are responsible for a quarter of all CO2 emissions. We use half of the world's raw materials to construct buildings, roads, transport networks and other infrastructure.

Green deal

The European Green Deal, is a set of policies set by the European Union in which, among other things, they have committed itself to transform the construction industry into a circular economy. Or in other words, sustainability is becoming mandatory in the construction sector. We at Kiwa think this is the right thing to do and support our customers in every phase that a building material goes through in its life cycle, starting with the raw material and ending with recycling.

Life cycle assessments

Life cycle assessments (LCA) are used to determine the environmental impacts of your product, service or process. It identifies significant environmental impacts and shows where they can be reduced in the different phases of the life cycle. As part of the LCA, various environmental impact categories such as global warming potential, eutrophication potential or resource consumption are calculated. In this way you get a clear view of your product

Our services in the field of quantification of environmental impact

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Testing, inspection and certification of floor coverings. Waterproofing membranes including liquid applied waterproofing and kits (for waterproofing against water and/or steam).
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • The Ü-mark indicates the usability of a construction product in Germany according to national requirements which are not covered by CE marking.
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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Kiwa Agri Food provides certification for Animal Feed schemes including BETA NOPS.
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  • 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.
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  • Kiwa Agri Food | TACCP/VACCP training for food handling operations
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Kiwa Training | Water Training Courses
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