Environmental Health & Safety / Water/Wastewater

Jacobi Carbons Facility Receives WQA Sustainability Certification

By Chemical Processing Staff

Mar 30, 2015

The Jacobi Carbons Group's Nattandiya, Sri Lanka production facility received certification from the Water Quality Association (WQA) under WQA/ASPE/ANSI Standard S-802: Product Sustainability for Activated Carbon.

WQA offers a voluntary sustainability certification program for water filtration products. Certification of activated carbon products to the WQA sustainability standard is achieved with three steps:

1. As a prerequisite, the activated carbon products must first be certified to the appropriate safety/performance standard (ANSI/NSF Standard 61 or ANSI/NSF Standard 42).

2. The manufacturer is certified to WQA S-801, a Sustainable Management standard that examines corporate governance factors such as social responsibility, environmental policies, goals and communications.

3. The carbon products are then certified to WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-802, designed for the certification of virgin activated carbon. This standard covers the cradle-to-grave attributes of a product, including raw material sourcing, manufacturing and assembly, packaging and end-of-life management.

More than 25 activated carbon products produced at Jacobi’s Sri Lanka facility will carry a WQA Certification Symbol on their packaging.

For more information, visit: www.jacobi.net