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Supporting the Transformation to a Circular Economy – #WAD2024

Today’s global economy is transitioning from a linear to a circular model, where products have extended lifecycles and waste is minimized.

A Circular Economy offers a way to address the climate crisis and create a more sustainable and resilient planet. It includes measures to reduce pollution and waste, prolong the life of products, and promote the sharing of natural resources. This approach applies to all stages of the supply chain, from production to consumption, including repair and remanufacturing, waste management, and the use of recycled materials. Accreditation plays a crucial role in ensuring that these specific needs and expectations are met.

Accreditation is crucial for ensuring the effectiveness of circular practices. This involves factors like safety, efficiency, repairability, durability, upgradability, recyclability, and reusability. Accredited conformity assessment provides various tools that offer the needed assurance, whether it’s related to the efficiency of a supply chain management system, the declaration of a product’s life cycle, or the raw materials recovery process.

Accredited tests, measurements, and verification and validation services play a crucial role in strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. They are central to energy efficiency programs, energy generation from renewable sources, public policies such as carbon pricing, financing for low-carbon development projects, and promoting low-carbon solutions and carbon emission reduction schemes. 

Source: IAF WAD2024 

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Textiles

GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic & Natural Cosmetics

COSMOS, NATRUE

ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

GlobalG.A.P.

ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

Certification Body Database

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