ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Today, ASTM plays a leadership role in addressing the standardization needs of the global marketplace, also for the pipe business.
Awarding Body Website: www.astm.org
AWWA is the authoritative resource for safe water, providing knowledge, information and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the water community. It is an international nonprofit and educational society and the largest and oldest organization of water professionals in the world.
Awarding Body Website: www.awwa.org
The competitiveness of a company in the international market place is determined by the quality of its processes. A quality management system like ISO 9001 is an efficient tool for dealing with all quality demands, facing a modern, innovative company. TÜV SÜD offers support and certification on a system, tailor-made to the needs of a company.
Awarding Body Website: www.tuev-sued.de
Kiwa is an independent highly qualified organization having certification as its core business. This is being supported by inspection, testing, technology, training and consultancy. Clients are manufacturing and process industries, (business) service companies, utilities, (local) government agencies, and international organizations in a wide variety of market sectors. Kiwa works for clients in many industries, but the emphasis is among others on water and energy.
Awarding Body Website: www.1kiwa.com
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is an independent foundation with the objective of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. While headquartered in Oslo, Norway, DNV has has established approximately 300 offices in 100 different countries. Its core competence has been to identify, assess, and advise on how to manage risk.
Awarding Body Website: www.dnv.com
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. UL’s worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 66 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 104 countries.
Awarding Body Website: www.ul.com
It is the central mission of the DVGW to advance the gas and water industry in both the technical and technical-scientific context. In pursuing this objective, the DVGW bases its activities on the current requirements of its members, and on the objectives declared in the statutes, i.e. safety, hygiene, and environmental protection. Technical Rules issued by the DVGW form the core of this basis. These rules have been devised by the various DVGW bodies and enjoy quasi-legal status.
Awarding Body Website: www.dvgw.de
NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company™, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the world leader in standards development, product certification, education, and risk-management for public health and safety. While focusing among others on water and the environment, NSF develops national standards through its Center for Public Health Education and provides third-party conformity assessment services.
Awarding Body Website: www.nsf.org
DQS provides assessment of management systems and processes on the basis of more than 70 nationally and internationally recognized standards and specifications. The organisation assesses management systems, focussing on value-generation and improvement potential. With more than 1,400 highly qualified and experienced auditors, DQS is a valuable, sought-after, and competent partner for the advancement of management systems.
Awarding Body Website: www.dqscert.com
FM Global company provides comprehensive global commercial and industrial property insurance, engineering-driven underwriting and risk management solutions. In this context the company offers worldwide industrial and commercial product certification and testing services through FM Approvals. Recognized and respected across the globe, FM Approvals certification assures customers a product or service that has been objectively tested and conforms to the highest national and international standards.
Awarding Body Website: www.fmglobal.com
CSTB is a State-owned industrial and commercial corporative, placed under the administrative supervision of the French Ministry of Housing. It is one of Europe’s leading research and evaluation centres. In its quest to improve well-being and safety in buildings, CSTB plies four complementary trades: research, advanced engineering, quality assessment and the dissemination of knowledge. CSTB collaborates with contracting authorities, architects, research offices, manufacturers and entrepreneurs, and helps the French public authorities to define technical regulations and ensure the quality of buildings.
Awarding Body Website: www.cstb.fr
The Bureau Veritas Group is supplying recognized expertise and helping clients comply with standards and regulations relating to Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility. The Group’s network manages client relationship and delivers a comprehensive range of services including inspection, testing, auditing, certification and related technical assistance, training and outsourcing. When appropriate, Bureau Veritas also provides advisory services.
Awarding Body Website: www.bureauveritas.com
ÉMI (ÉPÍTÉSÜGYI MINŐSÉGELLENŐRZŐ INNOVÁCIÓS Közhasznú Társaság) is a non profit organisation for quality control and innovation in building. It is located in Hungary, Eastern Europe.
Awarding Body Website: www.emi.hu
Sabesp Basic Sanitation Company is a company that has as its main shareholder the Government of the State of São Paulo. The company operates as a concessionaire of municipal sanitary services. Operating in more than 368 cities of the State of São Paulo, it is responsible for the planning, construction and operation of the water, sewage and industrial wastewater systems. Since the impounding of water until its distribution, there is a wide control so to comply with the rules and requirements of the Department of Health and of the WHO (World Health Organization).
Awarding Body Website: www.sabesp.com.br