Eurofins said the service echoes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12: Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns. It noted that industrial waste is an inevitable part of the manufacturing process, but it presents a huge challenge to manufacturing site operators in waste management and disposal.
Landfill is one of the most common ways of waste disposal, but this method can lead to environmental issues, including air, water and soil pollution. That’s why it’s crucial for industries to incorporate proper waste management and disposal into their sustainability policies and set up measurable targets from this to drive actions.
Designed for different types of industries by environmental audit experts, with particular knowledge in solid waste and hazardous waste areas, Eurofins Assurance’s Zero Waste to Landfill Certification Service takes a laser-focused approach to assess and verify the level of effort taken to minimize waste disposal to landfills by the businesses.
Upon completion of the whole audit process, the businesses will be awarded Zero Waste to Landfill Certificates, which are granted for three levels of achievement–Zero Waste to Landfill Certificate, Near Zero Waste to Landfill Certificate and Advanced Waste Diversion Certificate, which indicates demonstration of diversion over 99 percent, 95 percent to 99 percent and 85 percent to 99 percent of waste to landfill, respectively.
Eurofins said the service helps customers to substantiate their claims around waste management with data, reports and certificates that indicate actionable items, improvement and achievement. It also provides transparency into the company’s’ operations, as more public disclosure is anticipated when businesses move towards a more collaborative and engaging Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) landscape.
Eurofins conducts product testing and discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and agroscience contract research services. With over 61,000 staff across a network of 940 laboratories in 59 countries, Eurofins’ companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods. Eurofins shares are traded on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange.