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 ISO 17025 and/or 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 for inspection assignments in accordance with ISO 17020:2012. 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). All other inspection assignments are carried out in line with ISO 17020 wherever possible.
The general operation of Normec OWS and activity of analyses on fertilisers and soil improvers is certified and accredited to ISO 17025. The quality system is accredited by BELAC in accordance with ISO 17025:2017.
In addition to this accreditation, Normec OWS has accreditation as a lab by OVAM and VLM.
For OVAM recognition, ISO 17025 accreditation is required a general operation according to CMA. Normec OWS is accredited by OVAM for the following packages:
For VLM accreditation, ISO 17025 accreditation is required a general operation according to BAM. Normec OWS is accredited 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.