Kiwa assists companies in getting ‘On the way to PlanetProof’ certified. The quality accreditation organization, an NPM Capital portfolio company, has recently started with this new service. The in 2019 introduced independent sustainability quality mark (formerly the Milieukeur quality mark) provided by Stichting Milieukeur (SMK) foundation can be awarded to farmers, horticulturists and producers that produce or grow their products sustainably.
Suppliers of dairy, fruit and vegetables, eggs, flowers, plants, trees and flower bulbs must meet stringent requirements in order to carry the ‘On the way to PlanetProof’ quality mark. This is verified by independent certification institutes, such as Kiwa, that assess a range of factors including targets for energy and climate, crop protection, biodiversity, soil fertility, fertilisation, water, waste and purification. Production and consumption (including packaging) are also included in the certification process. The requirements for ‘On the way to PlanetProof’ can be revised and, if necessary, modified every year.
‘On the way to PlanetProof’ farmers and horticulturists are working towards a cleaner air, better fertiliser soil, good water quality and better animal welfare. They pay attention to more nature on the farm, circular waste processing and recycling.
Kiwa is an international quality accreditation organization that specializes in testing, inspection and certification (TIC). The company also provides training and data services. Its clients span a wide range of sectors: water, construction, energy, automotive & transport, feed & food, agribusiness, infrastructure, safety and security, healthcare, sustainability and the environment. ‘On the way to PlanetProof’ is one of Kiwa’s services in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The CSR-services of Kiwa help organizations to achieve their sustainability goals.