Lab & Consulting Services

Quality

Biodegradability and compostability testing

As an independent contract-research laboratory, OWS has built up a world-wide reputation in the field of biodegradability and compostability testing. In this context, the specific laboratory activities are following ISO 17025 rules as much as possible, this in combination with the rules of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

OWS is the only laboratory worldwide which is recognized by all certification bodies active in the field of biodegradability and compostability (click the logos below for more info):

                   logo Vinçotte   DIN-Certco

BPI World           JBPA             ABA

 

Analyses on fertilizers and soil improvers

The general operation and activity of analyses on fertilizers and soil improvers is certified and accredited for ISO 17025. The quality system is accredited by BELAC in accordance with ISO 17025:2017.

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Certificate BELAC

Scope of the accredited analyses

 
 

In addition to this accreditation, the laboratory also has an approval by OVAM.
This approval requires an operation according to ISO 17025. OWS has been recognized by OVAM for the following packages:

Inspection services

The inspection services of OWS are accredited by BELAC in accordance with ISO 17020:2012. More specifically, this accreditation covers data validation as well as conformity verification of all legal obligations related to the management of WEEE (waste of electrical and electronic equipment). Also all other inspection services are, where possible, performed in line with ISO 17020.

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Certificate BELAC

Scope of the accredited inspections

 

 

About OWS

About OWS

OWS is a world leading company in the construction and operation of anaerobic digestion plants, in the biodegradability and compostability testing of products and materials, and in waste management consultancy.