James Hutton Limited to offer ETV reports on environmental technologies

James Hutton Limited is pleased to announce we are able to offer ETV reports on environmental technologies.

Environmental Technology Verification is an International Standard (BS EN ISO 14034) developed with the objective of providing credible, reliable and independent verification of environmental technologies which have an impact or added value for the environment. Addressing such issues and challenges is increasingly important for achieving sustainable development. 

For technology producers, ETV provides credibility and assurance on their products and claims while for purchasers, it guarantees selection of the best fitted eco-technology and helps determine the performance of the eco-technology in accordance with policies and regulations.  Gaining an international standard will enable increased trade in an international market, reduce the duplication of testing data, enhance the usage of innovations to respond to climate change and global environmental challenges and ensure the continued collaboration on the development of future international technologies. 

Proving the performance of new technologies can be challenging for small and medium sized enterprises and ETV can provide a solution to this, mitigating the mistrust often associated with new environmental technologies and saving money and time for regulators, clients and investors and technology developers who will often command extra tests, demonstrations and certifications. 

Gareth Newman, Service Delivery Manager, James Hutton Limited, said: “Climate change and environmental issues are a global problem, now more than ever. Standards, regulations, guidelines and tools such as this are part of potential solutions. ISO 14034 works in parallel with other 14000 series standards and will ensure environmental issues are handled proactively by stakeholders and is a technical standard with a conformity assessment. 

The standard is achieved through a dialogue between the applicant, verifier and interested parties and it is transparent and credible, being based on reliable test results and robust procedures which are themselves accredited to ISO 17025, the standard for laboratory testing.”

James Hutton Limited will be the second UK based organisation to offer ETV reports on environmental technologies in the United Kingdom and the only partner within Water Test Network, a partnership of ten European technology and testing centres, designated to support SMEs in developing new technologies for the water sector.

For further information, please contact Gareth Newman or view the flyer below.