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Why using an accredited body?

An independent auditor provides an objective and transparent assessment of recycled content claims. An accredited body acts on behalf of the public interest when assessing the compliance of the industry and its claims.

Accredited Certification Bodies

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AENOR

AENOR is an accredited certification body which offers a certification system for the recycled plastic content used in a plastic transformation process.

This certification is carried out in accordance with the UNE-EN 15343 Plastics standard. Recycled plastics. Traceability and conformity assessment of the recycling of plastics and recycled content.

 

The certification of recycled content in accordance with UNE-EN ISO 15343 is accredited by ENAC, the national accreditation body in Spain, member of EA, following the scheme of the UNE-EN ISO 17065.

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BQA (Belgian Quality Association)

BQA is an accredited certification body that focusses only on the certification of management systems in a number of industry sectors and services. BQA lies on the competences of the auditors and their expertise in different sectors. The SME approach is an important element of the business model.

 

In order to assure certification confidence and guarantee a contribution to customer added value, BQA promotes a smooth progress of its certification activities by building a relationship of confidence with the customer. This confidence is based on the principles of confidentiality and impartiality.

 

BQA is accredited by the Belgian Accreditation Body (BELAC) with EN ISO 17021.

KIWA

Kiwa, is a world top 20 leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC). With their certification, inspection, testing and training services, KIWA creates trust in its customers' products, services, processes, management systems and employees.

 

Being able to trust the quality of services and products becomes more important in daily life. Accreditation and notification ensure that this trust is justified; they see to it that Kiwa executes its TIC activities the proper way. KIWA is accredited by the following Accreditation bodies: Accredia (Italy), ANSI, ASI, BELAC (Belgium), DAkkS (Germany), EAK (Estonia) ENAC (Spain), FINAS (Finland), LATAK (Latvia), Norsk Akkreditering (Norway), Swedac (Sweden), PCA (Poland), Türkak (Turkey), Raad voor Accreditatie (the Netherlands) and UKAS (United Kingdom) regularly visit Kiwa and review our activities.

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Italian Plastics Institute (IIP)

IIP – Italian Plastics Institute was founded in 1956 with the intent to develop and focus its activities on certification services both system and product supply chain of the plastics. Over time the ‘Institute has expanded its activities and the services provided through the’ implementation of advanced and qualified testing laboratories for-performance mechanical and chemical characterization of materials and plastic products, rubber, paper and paperboard, becoming in fact the ‘body institutional reference in the field.
IIP is part of:

  • CISQ, the Italian Federation of Certification Bodies. As a member of CISQ, IIP adheres to the international network IQNet , that brings together the certification bodies operating in 30 countries where it handles the majority of world trade

  • CONFORMA, Bodies Association Certification Inspection Testing Calibration

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Din CERTCO

DIN CERTCO is one by DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH) accredited certification body of TÜV Rheinland Group with now 50 years of experience, responsible for issuing of DIN-Marks and some further certification marks.


Certification schemes owned by DIN CERTCO are globally recognized for promoting usage of recycled material, for chief transparency and traceability across the supply chain. This is being ensured by chain-of-custody systemic audit performed continually.
The certification scheme is based on the standards ISO 14021 - Environmental labels and declarations for any kind of material can be recycled and in addition on EN 15343 for Recycled Plastics – Plastics recycling traceability and assessment of conformity and recycled content.


DIN CERTCO has a competent global active footprint across supply chains and various industrial sectors. That certification “Products Made from Recycled Material” is open to a still growing range of material types such as currently plastics, glass, paper and metal to foster a circular economy and promote environmental positive actions.

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SGS

SGS, one of the Certification Bodies for Plastica Seconda Vita, is recognized as a global benchmark for quality and integrity.

Its 96,000 employees manage a network of 2,700 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more connected world. SGS provides worldwide, independent services of testing, inspection and certification in over 130 countries.

Knowledge innovative solutions enable to manage risk across supply chains and deliver operational efficiency, cost savings and sustainability, while increasing value to society.

 

Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Principles for Responsible Investment, SGS offers end-to-end sustainability solutions help to redefine sustainability journeys. A wide range of innovative services enable Companies to implement more efficient processes, address risks and stakeholder concerns, and accomplish sustainability goals.

 

Among the ESG Assurance Services, SGS provides End-of-Life certification and verification solutions against International Standard ISO 14021 about environmental self-declared claims, including those regarding recycled content, with a specific focus on plastic products.

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The Textile Testing Institute (Tzù)

It has been providing services in this line of business for more than three decades and is one of the key institutions focusing on testing and certification of textile and furniture products in the CZ.

Testing Laboratory performs over 500 accredited tests and uses hundreds of methods in complience with national and international standards. TZU tests outdoor and garment products, finished technical fabrics, geotextiles, floor coverings, furniture and many other products.

As the Notified Body No. 1021 TZU may assess compliance of the products in question with the European directives from the point of view of meeting safety requirements. For some of these products, inspection of the quality production management is required and it can be arranged through the certification of the production management system.

As the Certification Body TZU awards certificates in compliance with the requirements of EN ISO 17021, EN ISO 17065. TZU also cooperate in IQNet network.

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