This page lists our certifications, recognitions and memberships.
As an independent lab, Normec OWS has built an international reputation in biodegradation and composting testing. In this context, the lab’s activities are carried out in line with GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) as much as possible.
Normec OWS is the only lab worldwide that is recognised by all certification agencies active in certifying biodegradable and/or compostable materials and products. In other words, certification from organizations listed below can be obtained with a single set of Normec OWS reports without the need to carry out additional testing at other laboratories.
Normec OWS is accredited conform the requirements of the standard EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 to perform the activities as described in the scope of accreditation 338-INSP. The current version of the scope of accreditation can be uploaded here above. More specifically, this accreditation relates to the validation of data as well as the confirmation check on all legal obligations regarding the management of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment).
Normec OWS is accredited conform the requirements of the standard EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017 by BELAC as described in the scope of accreditation 338-TEST. The current version of the scope of accreditation can be uploaded here above. In addition to this accreditation, Normec OWS is recognised as a lab by OVAM and VLM.
For OVAM recognition, Normec OWS is recognised by OVAM for the following packages:
For VLM recognition, Normec OWS is recognised by VLM for the following package:
As an independent laboratory, we have built an international reputation in biodegradation and composting tests.
We are recognized worldwide by all certification bodies active in the field of biodegradable or compostable materials.
More than 25 years of experience with biogas and an expert in the field of anaerobic fermentation.
We offer a tailored approach, which is catered to each customer’s specific needs.