TrustLube joins GSES system and measures their installation with the Circular Product Footprint
TrustLube lubrication systems are durable, effective and efficient. They lubricate completely independently, including all parts that are poorly or not accessible to people. The lubrication points are provided with an exact but minimal dosage of lubricant. All TrustLube installations are suitable for both oil and veterinary surgeons. TrustLube has its own assortment of lubricants that is non-toxic and therefore not harmful to underwater life!
Thanks to their sustainable intrinsic values, TrustLube now also provides insight into their own organization and in their supply chain with the Global Sustainable Enterprise System.
The products ans installations of TrusLube are measured with the Circular Product Footprint-CPF, the new method developed by the National Sustainability Institute & SGS Search. In addition to the Merford Cabins test case, SGS and the NDI will soon present the test results of the TrustLube case.
Circular Product Footprint
The NDI has entered into an partnership with SGS to develop the Circular Product Footprint, a generic method for measuring resources and products on sustainable and circular qualifications.
Products that are also validated or certified, with the Circular Product Footprint method, get a QR code on their product with the Certified CPF logo. End users of products and raw materials can get information thru the QR code about how circular their end product is. The Circular Product Footprint is a workable, generic and international method.
“With the Circular Product Footprint method, we offer a global solution for the generic measurement of the circularity of raw materials in finished products and projects at a later stage, enabling us to create awareness among end-users of a product through this method.” According to Gert Jan Vroege of SGS Search.
Full overarching sustainable product certification
The Circular Product Footprint is the first of a three-stage generic overarching product certification that allows all products from all sectors to be measured. Subsequent to the circular product footprint, the environmental product footprint will follow in due course. The EPF certification is based on ISO 14040 and the PEF. This will be launched by the NDI in 2018. In order to properly measure all products from all different sectors and to have an environmentally friendly production process, we need a generic method. The NDI also works on the Health Product Footprint with Royal Haskoning DHV. The HPF method and HPF certification are also launched in 2018. The EPF and HPF are certifiable both separately and in addition to the CPF. As in the GSES system at company and chain level, the product certifications will accept exemptions that comply with the standard at product level. Example of exemptions: GRS, Cradle to Cradle, Bluesign.