Sector based sustainability

Sector based sustainability

On a global level the demand for raw materials is rapidly increasing. As you probably now many of these raw materials are not infinitely available and will eventually run out. That is why it is important to standardize the (re)use raw materials and to reduce the environmental impact of them. In this way an economy can be created that runs on reusable raw materials. This all starts by demonstrating that your products are produced using sustainable materials. Kiwa can help you to do so.

It is not only a matter of environmental advantages, which is very important of course, but using sustainable materials also has benefits for entrepreneurs themselves. Because of the scarcity of some materials, the price of these materials increases. By recycling and reusing raw materials you become less dependent on the international raw materials trade and are thus less effected by price increases or possible trade conflicts.

Contractors are looking for the cheapest materials, not necessarily the most sustainable.
Wim van Vreeswijk

How do I show that my products are sustainable?

Do you want to show the building materials you use are produced sustainably, taking into account their environmental impact? Or that you use materials that can be reused later? Kiwa has a number of certifications that guarantee the sustainability or circularity of buildings and materials. By becoming a certified manufacturer you will demonstrate to both your organization as well as your customers that your products and the raw materials that they’re made of are of responsibly sourced origin. Get in touch to find out which certification scheme(s) fits the best.

Clientcase: K3Delta B.V. about CSC-certification

Our services in the field of sustainable materials

  • 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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  • 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.
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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 | Threats & Vulnerabilities Training (TACCP/VACCP) 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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