KIWA is now a Certifying Body for the Global Sustainable Enterprise Standard
The Global Sustainable Enterprise Standard for organizations and supply chain, and the Sustainable Footprint Standard for products and projects will become part of the services of KIWA. KIWA is going to perform onsite audits for the Global Sustainable Enterprise Standard in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. Kiwa is a world top 20 leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC). With their certification, inspection, testing, training and consultancy services, they create trust in their customers’ products, services, processes, (management) systems and employees.
KIWA’s costumers are in a wide variety of markets segments, ranging from construction and energy supply to drinking water, healthcare, food, feed & farming, manufacturing and process industries, (business) services, public and private utilities, governments and international institutions. Kiwa employs over 4,300 people in more than 100 offices in over 40 countries across the world, mainly in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
The Global Sustainable Enterprise Standard – GSES – aims to support organizations worldwide to be more sustainable. The GSES system is an integral system of shared value creation. The system forces organizations to think in terms of chain cooperation and setting unifying goals. The five pillars of the GSES are Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Procurement, CO2 emissions, Circular Economy, Health & Safety. On product and project level the GSES System measures on circular value, environmental performance and health (Sustainable Footprint Standard).
KIWA and the National Sustainability Institute (NDI) see this cooperation as an enrichment of their services to their clients to make more organizations transparent and sustainable.