In July 2018, the ECO-oh! group obtained a Level 2 QA-CER certificate. This certificate is awarded by the independent, accredited, certification body BQA. This certification guarantees the ECO-oh! quality system in relation to our recycling processes and the use of recycled materials in our products. For the purpose of supporting the sustainability principle, this certification applies in particular to the area of recyclate content as well as to the quality of the end product.
QA-CER is based on the main principles of the ISO 9001 quality management system, supplemented by requirements from European recycling standards (including requirements for the characteristics of plastic waste flows as listed in EN 15347 and requirements for a traceability system for plastic waste flows as defined in EN 15343).
Bart Van Gorp, Strategic Innovation Manager ECO-oh!:
Thanks to the certificate, our customers have external confirmation that our products in fact contain the quantities of recycled materials stated.
In 2017, QA-CER was presented as a Pilot Project by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.